Hookhi | Smoking pipe


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

This hookhi was made from sheesham wood around twenty-five years ago. A metal strip is curved and welded between the top of the tanki and the start of the neh. It creates a gap to insert the index finger, maintaining the hold on the entire hookti while smoking it. Jaggery is mixed with tobacco to add a hint of sweetness while smoking. It was used by the eldest woman in the family.

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