Nanui in Polynesian means “beautiful”.
This “Cavalier” tobacco pipe with the unusual long figure is made of Greek briar and Corfiot bamboo.
Based on the old Tyrolean pipes of Germany, the Cavalier has an unusual airhole system. The stem joins the shank in the usual way, but the airhole in the shank goes all the way past the bowl to the end of a foot which is capped. The smoke travels from the bowl through a hole that joins the airhole. The design is meant to collect moisture in the part of the airhole between the bowl and the foot. The cap on the foot can be taken off so that the moisture can be removed.
In the case of this pipe the removable cap also facilitates the cleaning of the extra-long shank.
The acrylic semi-transparent amber-like stem is hand-cut.