Three different sizes of smoking pipes were documented in this residence. The biggest one was called hookah, the medium sized smoking pipe was called hookti, and the smallest one was called kali. A group of five men from the neighbourhood were smoking hookah outside the house in the winter sun while sitting on mudha (stool).


  • Title: Hookah (Smoking pipe)
  • Location: Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth (Terracotta), Metal (Brass & Copper), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings, Welding
  • Earth Craft Technique: Firing

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