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This brilliant pair of Calabash sisters exhibit the new Calabash shape and structure. Each individual pipe has some intersting elements which will be completed by the elements on its sister. All through the pipes you can find some wonderful art of work by this carver. Daniel Mustran cleverly carved the sisters in a great harmony of shape togetehr with partial engraving pattern.


The bowl face of two creations express the absolute harmony. When the front Bowl of one sister is smooth, the other sister completes it with the fine rusticated Bowl face. The Bowls are perfectly lay on the hands and in front they show the two sharp edges. This edges are designed to hold the pipe by thumb finger which is considered as a kind of the signature of this great work. Not only Bowl, but Daniel goes one step forward and carved the Heel of the siestas with absolute essence of harmony. The Heel of the sisters indicate the fine rustication and partial engraving. Interestingly, he used the red Paduak Wood for the Shank Face of the pipes. The red wood with white dots are totally in harmony with the black dots on the siestas. Both creation are self-standing and quite Light.


Another interesting point here, is the way of finish for them. Artisan, nicly mixed the dazzling lines of briar with bird eye pattern together, so that all and all echos the untidy of this wonderful pair. This is really the most interesting and brilliant daniel pipe sisters we've yet had. Not only The Bowls of this two creations are well-designed, but its nearly mirrored with a Shank that Sports a cooling Chamber Reverse Calabash which has been spring up in recent years.


The croatian artisan has fitted this well-designed sitters with quite a novel shape consisting of a form, color, Stem shape, and yet they are so practical in Reverse Calabash category. This is, of course, and  as the title implies, a "Reverse Calabash" design, meaning that the Extra-Stout Shank isn't just there for aesthetic impact, but also to allow space for a capacious smoke-cooling and condensation-collection air Chamber.


About the Artist


Daniel Mustran was born in Germany in 1975. A year or so, after he was born, his parents moved to Croatia where he is living since. He has a degree in electronic engineering and he is currently working in transformer station maintenance. For years he was interested in Hi-Fi electronics especially tube electronics and he is specialized in audio amplifiers – developing them from scratch into fine pieces of equipment that are able to produce “music” with emotion and accuracy.


During his whole life, from the time he can remember, he was fascinated with pipes and people smoking them. From time to time, he has been fortunate enough to get the chance to talk with guys that were smoking them. He liked it a lot – the smoke, the “ritual” wrapped around it, everything. But, what he liked the most was the sense of peace those guys had while smoking those beautiful pieces of functional art. As this is what pipes truly are.


He started making pipes in spring 2010 and finished first one on Aug 13th. Since this time he carved alot of wonderful and interesting piece of arts. His ability developed very fast in a way that just after 3 years all of his pipes speak for themselves. With enormous success, Daniel has produced a handful of freehand shapes with different concept and dynamic. He mostly inserts several inlay rings in his work, In this case this also could consider as a signature for this artisan.

Here you will find some of his finest art craft with great attention to the grain and finish.  Looking to his creations, you can be easily able to feel the amount of energy and joy invested while making them.