The chillum of this hookah was specially designed and made by the local terracotta craftsperson of the village, on the request of the gentleman who commissioned it. It was made to entertain guests on the occasion of his son’s wedding, around eight years ago.


  • Title: Hookah (Smoking pipe)
  • Location: Luhinga Kalan, Nuh, 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: Turning
  • Region: Mewat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Casting, Bending, Fittings, Welding
  • Earth Craft Technique: Firing

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