Did you know that one of the oldest and traditions within the country of Turkey is the Nargile (or better known as the glass bong). The glass bong is exceptionally popular with both men and women finding great enjoyment in smoking from this beautifully crafted water pipe. The hooked originally started an entirely new culture which has been endured and remained popular for countless of years. Even today the glass bong provides bountiful amounts of enjoyment to smoking enthusiasts around the world. The original glass bong first came from India, but it was incredibly primitive to say the least as it was originally fashioned from a coconut shell. Its popularity began to quickly spread to Iran and across the rest of the Arab world, with the glass glass bong pipe becoming incredibly popular within the Western world as a boom within the smoking market kicked off with cheap starter smoking pipe products becoming available in many stores.
But it was initially in Turkey that the water glass bong pipe completed its revolution, and since then didn’t change its original styling for the last few hundred years. The glass bong has became an essential part of the coffee shop culture around the world, however it found its popularity in Turkey around the time of Murat (between 1623 and 1640). The pleasure that smokers receive from this incredibly simple yet elegant smoking apparatus is phenomenal. Rules were later established even for just lighting up the pipe, and if a professional or enthusiastic smoker saw an individual lighting it incorrectly, the culprit would then be told to put out the coals.
The glass bong itself consists of just four pieces which are:
● Chamber (the body of the pipe that is filled with water).
● Mouth-piece (the very top of the glass bong).
Each and every single piece of the pipe were manufactured by special and highly skilled craftsmen, who were originally named after the piece that they produced. Even in todays day and age, the areas where these skilled craftsmen used to live are called by the named after the part of the glass bong.
Did you know that not all tobaccos qualify for usage in a glass bong? Only the very darkest tobacco which is imported from Iran is used within the glass bong. This particular type of tobacco is typically washed several times before it is safe to use do to its potency. The only charcoal that was originally used in a glass bong was oak charcoal and would be placed on the very top of the tobacco. Some professional glass bong smokers also chose to use particular fruits, such as sour cherries or even grapes, this was so they could simply enjoy the motion it produced within the water. Other individuals used to enjoy (and still do) adding pomegranate juice or even rose oil into their water for extra flavour. The glass bong smoker would hate any individual who chose to light their cigarette from their glass bong fire, this was because they felt it would disturb the rhythm of the glass bong’s burning charcoal.