Hookah | Smoking pipe

Details

Category: Vastu
Location: Damdama, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth (Terracotta, Copper), Metal (Brass), Wood
Metal craft technique: Cladding, Fittings
Earth craft technique: Firing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This hookah was constructed entirely out of rohida wood except the chillum which was made of terracotta. It was decorated with metal embellishments and was made by a craftsperson from Mahendragarh district. Mustard oil is applied on the entire hookah, every fortnight, to maintain the wood.

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