The Maya Indian men, particularly those in the altiplano around the town of Nahuala, carve wooden items for their daily use. Pipes and hondas (slingshots) are the items most commonly encountered.
This very nicely-carved wooden pipe has a metal liner in the bowl. Overall length is 2.5 inches, height is 1.7 inches. The brown patina is somewhat newer looking, and there is no burned tobacco in the bowl, but the hole for the stem extends into the bowl. This was undoubtedly made to be actually used, but is of recent manufacture. The detail work of the carving is excellent. Notice the blue glass eyes. A quarter is included in the picture for size comparison.