According to Wikipedia, a Green Man is "a sculpture, drawing or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face, and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). "The Green Man" is also a popular name for British public houses." The Green Man theme (also referred to as foliate faces) appear in one form or another in most cultures and have been documented in Europe, Borneo, Nepal, India, Lebanon and Iraq.
The term "Green Man" was first applied to enfoliated heads/faces by Lady Raglan a 1939 article documenting it's use in church architecture. It has since been honored in literature, film and music as well as art.
Each of these fine pipes are based on existing Green Man sculptures and are hand crafted by one of the finest master carvers of faces in Turkey today: Emin
. These pipes are available in limited quantities so you'll be proud to own one of these. Make every bowl you smoke a celebration of the world we live in with a Green Man series Meerschaum pipe! Here are some sample images:
We also have a few a Deluxe line
of Green Man pipes that are not signed by a named artist. Some samples of this would be like the following: