Entries Tagged as 'History of Hookahs'

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Hubble-Bubble, Narghile and More More More

Hubble-bubble (Nargile)   Hubble-bubble, or Nargile is one of the oldest traditions in Turkey and has enthusiasts of all ages and sexes who find great pleasure in smoking it. The original nargile came from India, but it was rather primitive as it was made out of coconut shells. The basic idea was to remove the […]

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Hookahs and Shisha make a gas in Shanghai

The word is spreading… Shanghai Daily just did a report about how awesome hookahs are. OK, I didn’t (or couldn’t) read the clip, but I assume they were saying how much fun hookahs can be. Their photographer was pretty good… better than they kind of shots we see in the USA. Check out the photo […]

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Handmade Hookahs That Don’t Work

Alright, so it’s pretty, but what I would be pissed off everytime I saw it and it just reminded me how I couldn’t smoke from it.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Two Men Making Hookahs Out of Coconuts (People partied before electricity)

In this painting two men are making coconuts into hookah-bases. The origin of the hookah, narghile, sheesha, hubble-bubble or water-pipe device is uncertain; it is believed to have started in India, but with coconut shells as containers. Aromatic and medicinal herbs were smoked before the arrival of tobacco in the Indian sub-continent 500 years ago. […]