Hookah | Smoking pipe


Category: Vastu
Location: Burj Teheldas, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Earth (Terracotta, Copper), Metal (Brass), Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing
Metal craft technique: Casting
Wood craft technique: Bending, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The earthen container at the top which holds tobacco is known as a chillum. Burning coal is kept on top of the chillum which also burns the tobacco inside. Male members of a family or a larger community would sit on a takht or manja while smoking a hookah.

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