My friend in Taos Pueblo Dean Johnson is a world-class pipe maker and I would like to help support him during these trying times.
"Native Peace Pipes - Located in the beautiful town plaza of Taos, New Mexico, Smoke Signals is owned and Operated by Taos Pueblo Native Dean “Little Lake” Johnson. “Little Lake” peace pipes are made to be used, but the beautiful and unique craftsmanship involved makes each pipe a work of art on its own. Many of Little Lake’s pipes are featured in art galleries across the United States, some have found their way into film actors’ and Actresses’ private collections, not to mention into the hands of many pipe aficionados."
Dean “Little Lake” Johnson is a renowned pipe maker and craftsman who has shown his “practical fine art” in numerous museums and galleries worldwide. For over fifteen years, Little Lake has mastered his pipemaking and crafts unique designs representing a variety of animals and birds sacred to the Native American culture. He also crafts unique contemporary pipes, traditional Minnesota pipestone peace pipes.
Designed and Handmade
The pipe bowls are crafted using Minnesota pipestone, various alabasters, soapstones, and basalt. The stems are made from juniper-cedar which offers a truly unique cedar after-taste. Little Lake Peace Pipes are crafted to used, but are also a part of many private fine art and Native American art collections. Little Lake is a registered member of Taos Pueblo and all of his pipes are made at his home on the Pueblo where he lives with his daughter.Shop!