Karim Calabash Sitter Handmade Pipe, New


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Karim Pipes are made by Abdul Karim, an artisan pipe-maker based in Tangerang, Indonesia. A pipe-maker since 2016, Karim is part of an emerging 21st century movement of Indonesian artisan carvers, including Wandi Riyadi, Deden Hendan Durahman of Caxra Pipes, Karim’s mentor, Edy Bima, and Karim’s mentee, Bennie Joe, whose pipes MBSD has also sold. Karim carves most of his pipes freehand, and is often inspired by wildlife, leading to the creation of figural and organically styled designs. Karim also produces more traditional shapes with distinct inflections of his own choosing, such as his popular calabash pipes.

This is one of Karim’s popular calabash series of pipes, but slightly different. For those that like the general shape of the calabash but who would prefer that it were a little more compact, Karim has here constructed a smaller, more portable interpretation of the shape. It retains the signature, wide, removable cap, but the remainder of the bowl section has been truncated. As with Karim’s other calabashes, this one’s chamber and bowl section is made from briar, rather than gourd, and its stem is made from hand cut ebonite. The outer part of the cap is made from rosewood.



Length: 5.2″ / 132.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.33″ / 33.78mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New