Monday, May 15, 2006

New artwork

New ACEO - "an elegant vice". Smoking was popular during the Edo Era, with pipes being tiny affairs that were stuffed with tabacco shredded to threadlike fineness which provided a puff or two with each fill. Pipes and smoking accessories were incredibly elegant and luxurious, and smoking appealed to women as well as men - pipes are featured quite often in Ukiyoe being used by both men and women.

Click here for the ebay auction.


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