Entries Tagged as 'History of Hookahs'

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Sweet Smell of Traditional Hookah

This is a great article I just found from the Now Magazine in Toronto. Here’s hoping you enjoy this newbie’s little story about his first experience with the hookah. Pipe Dreams Sweet smell of shisha mixes with rush-hour traffic in Little Arabia By GLENN WHEELER The number 54 bus from Eglinton station rolls through sleepy […]

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

What Exactly is a Hookah?

The hookah has a long and storied history. Also known variously as a hubble-bubble, narghile, shisha, or water pipe, among other names, hookahs have been used for a mellow tobacco smoking experience in Asia and the Middle East for centuries. Coming to the Middle East from India, the hookah started out as a humble coconut […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Hookas – The Ancient Art of the Middle East

Hookas – The Ancient Art of the Middle East Source: Antika, The Turkish Journal of Collectable Art, February 1986 Issue: 11 By: G?Âșnay Gercek Throughout the ages, human beings have shown a special interest in intoxicating substances, and derived pleasure in delving into other worlds in their experiments with the new materials of this type […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Puffin At The Ole’ Hubble-Bubble

Puffin at the Old Hubble Bubble Source : Skylife The hubble bubble was introduced to Turkey from either India or Persia and provided centuries of enjoyment for Turkish smokers. In Ottoman Istanbul the water pipe or hubble-bubble pipe became an objet d’art, with bottles of crystal, coloured glass or even silver, finials in the form […]