This vintage miniature pipe charm or pendant is a unique piece made from carved composite and filled gold, inset with grey iridescent chips that look like gray mother of pearl. It measures 1 1/8″ long.
It is not only a charming addition to any outfit but also a good luck charm to wear around your neck. It is in excellent condition, dating from the 1950s.
In the Umbanda tradition, the pipe is the symbol of the old man at the crossroads, the wise one. It can also be the symbol of the Saci, a Brazilian mythological figure who lives in the whirlwind.