Hookah | Smoking pipe


Category: Vastu
Location: Himda, Karnal, Haryana
Cultural region: Nardak
Materials: Earth (Terracotta, Copper), Metal (Brass), Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing
Metal craft technique: Bending, Casting, Fittings, Welding
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In this village, hookah was also known as ‘pancho ka pyaala’, indicating that it was meant to be smoked by a minimum of five people. Groups of men would sit around a hookah and discuss diverse topics like politics, everyday life of people in the village and plans to undertake for the benefit of the village and the community.

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