Hookhi | Smoking pipe


Category: Vastu
Location: Bhalsi, Panipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth (Terracotta), Metal (Brass), Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing
Metal craft technique: Casting, Fittings, Welding
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The intricate nehcha of this hookhi was made from wood that was turned on a lathe. The neh (smoking end) was directly connected to the tanki and not to another nehcha as seen in other examples. This hookhi was smoked by a group of women from the neighbourhood. A cloth was tied at the top of the nehcha to fix the terracotta chillum tightly.

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