Vintage "Hookah" Handcrafted In Brass With Birds & Ghungroos. Height 67 cm x Width 45 cm

This Majestic 67 cm tall Hookah which once belonged to a royal family of Rajasthan is more than 50 years old handcrafted in solid brass by skilled artisans from the Northern state of Rajasthan. 

With delicately crafted birds on the stem along small brass bells called 'Ghungroos', exquisite workmanship on the brass pipe wound with copper wires and finally engraved with floral and heart shaped motifs on the circular brass base, this Hookah is a Collectors item! 

The Hookah is wound with copper wires around the stem and the pipe and finally a handmade terracotta bowl is inserted on top for the coal. 

Once the province of the wealthy, it was tremendously popular especially during the Mughal period and has since been since time memorial, garnering the attention of the masses, and cafés and restaurants that offer it as a consumable and popular with the young generation. 

The use of hookahs from ancient times in India was not only a custom, but a matter of prestige. Rich and landed classes only would smoke hookahs.

As a tradition, Tobacco is smoked in hookahs in most villages where one can see the young, the elderly including women especially the " gypsy women from Rajasthan".

Measures: 

Height is 67 cm with the terracotta chillum / bowl. Width is 45 cm from the pillar to the end of the pipe.  

The long brass pipe with copper wires measures 40 cm in length. 

Diameter of the round brass floral base is: 16 cm 

Weight: 3.450 kilograms 

Accessory included: Terracota bowl for coal.

Note: The hookah is complete and ready for use. The bottom base can be opened by turning it anticlockwise.