You can thank the BaTonga people of Zimbabwe for this interesting smoking innovation. Now gourds are for more than filling a cornucopia! The African BaTonga Gourd Pipe is handmade out of an actual gourd and is decorated by beaded art, made by Zulu tribeswomen. The artistry at the top of the chamber and bottom of the neck looks like a traditional necklace and gives the bong some pizzazz. A marble bowl is included with the bong, and it is deep enough for hefty packs. Considering these bongs are made out of gourds and grown on vines, their size and shape can vary. A traditional way of smoking, the third largest tribe in Zimbabwe began using gourds or as they call the device, Incelwa. Primitive Pipes is a bit more sophisticated yet still sticks to its roots. A silicone downstem reaches into the chamber to diffuse your smoke. Between the removable downstem and the beeswax lining, the African BaTonga Gourd Pipe from Primitive Pipes hits like a champ. DO NOT USE HOT WATER OR CHEMICALS WHEN CLEANING. This can result in the lining being stripped. Only clean with cold water. Bowl color varies.
DEEP BOWL: This pipe features a deep bowl to allow for a large amount of dry herbs or tobacco to be packed at one time
RUBBER GROMMET: A rubber ring with a hole in the center, which leads into the water pipe's main chamber. For use, a male bowl slide should be inserted into the center.
REMOVABLE DOWNSTEM: A downstem is a glass tube that allows smoke to travel from the joint to a chamber of a bong. Removable downstems provide multiple benefits as they filter smoke with their slits or holes while their removability allows for an easier cleaning process
FEMALE JOINT: This item features a female joint. It will fit all male jointed pipes and accessories of the same size.
45° JOINT: This item features a joint at a diagonal 45º angle. Use with other 45º pipes and accessories.
BENT NECK: Bent neck designs offer aesthetic and functional qualities. Aesthetically, bent necks give a unique look to your glass water pipe. Functionally, bent necks act as a splashguard, keeping all of the water inside the pipe and outside of your mouth. They also extend the mouthpiece away from the heat source horizontally, providing a more holding position.