Stages in the manufacture of shell hair pipes
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[a] Unworked Strombus gigas.
[b] Section of lip broken off.
[c] Pipe roughly blocked out.
[d] Drilled, partially shaped hair pipe.
[e] Long hair pipe shaped but unpolished.
[f] Polished and completed short hair pipe.
John C. Ewers, "Hair Pipes in Plains Indian Adornment"
Originally published as Anthropological Papers, No. 50, 1957
Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 164