La Biota Rusticated Morta Handmade Pipe, New

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A graduate of Italy’s prestigious Academia della Pipa, Michele Sottocasa has been making pipes for over a decade under the la Biota name. Prior to becoming a pipe-maker, Sottocasa trained and worked as a designer and art director, and la Biota pipes continue this drive towards a distinct aesthetic vision. The name, ‘la Biota,’ originally derives from ecology, and symbolizes the deep connection between humans and nature – a connection well represented by the hand-made tobacco pipe.

Bog oak, or morta, is an incredibly hard material, being the product of oak trees fossilized over thousands of years. I imagine it was a painstaking labor for Michele to carefully hand rusticate this one, but at least it paid off. The millennia-old wood composing the bowl of this pipe has a wonderfully tactile quality to it, but the pipe is also exceedingly lightweight, at just 32 grams, meaning that it will also clench like a dream. Completing the design is a shank ring of Thuja wood and a hand cut ebonite stem.


Length: 4.5″ / 114.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.70 / 17.7mm

Bowl Depth: 1.74″ / 44.1mm

Weight: 1.1oz / 32g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New