La Biota Sandblasted Bent Apple Handmade Briar 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.

This particular la Biota is a very rustic interpretation of the traditional bent apple. The bowl has been carved freehand, adding a distinct asymmetry to its form; the shank is extended by a piece of antler, whose natural curvature supplies the overall line followed from bowl to button; and the stem is hand cut from an autumnal ebonite resin.


Length: 5.4″ / 137.1mm

Bowl Width: 0.72 / 18.28mm

Bowl Depth: 1.33″ / 33.78mm

Weight: 2.1oz / 60g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New