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1903 Wood Engraving Art Cuna Indian Tribe Nose Piercing Tobacco Pipe XGPA6

1903 Wood Engraving Art Cuna Indian Tribe Nose Piercing Tobacco Pipe XGPA6

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This is an original 1903 black and white wood engraving on vellum of a group of Cuna Indians in counsel robes smoking tobacco.

This a wood engraved item from a limited edition collection (470/500), produced in 1903 after the 1699 original edition, which had later been published in French, German and Swedish. The collection is a narrative illustration of Welsh explorer Lionel Wafer's voyage through the Isthmus of Panama, which connects North and South America. Wafer's exploration also includes the Darien region and additional surrounding areas. It was on this adventure that Wafer spent significant amounts of time with the Cuna Indians, learning their culture, history, language, Shamanism beliefs and more.


This 108+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No natural defects.No Surface Rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note there are two original folding creases on this wood engraving.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11.75 x 7.25 inches; 30 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Ethnology, Smoking, Smokers, Central America, South America, Hut, Nude Children, Costume, Cultural, Tribal, Body Art, Face Piercing