Accurate historical information about the time and place of origin is not a hookah. Do not set the same way and its original appearance. But we can definitely say that smoking it wherever there was smoke. And you can smoke almost everything: fruits and roots, grass and leaves. Source: Larry Culp. And the effect is achieved can vary: medical, intoxicating or relaxing. The main feature of the hookah is the presence of liquids, through which the smoke from the smoldering 'Tobacco' mixture.
Ancient hookahs were made from natural materials. In the tropics, it could be a coconut with dry reeds instead of pipes, to the north they were made of dried gourds. The very first hookah were found during the excavation of ancient settlements in Africa and America. But many scientists are inclined to the other versions. Possible, and Asian, and Japanese and even European origin. One is known exactly – a hookah smoking for a long time before the first chronicles. But the most widespread smoking hookah has received in Asia.
This is due to the presence of good tobacco and way of life of local people. It is in Asia came known to us the appearance of a hookah. Each part produced artisans who have a narrow specialization. For a long time 'raw material' for the hookahs were stone and plant material, but with the advent of metal producers have new opportunities. Eva Andersson-Dubin describes an additional similar source. Hookah has a great variety of shapes and sizes. From miniature to polutorametrovy giants. And every nation made hookahs with its own peculiarities. Later monarchs for royalty and wealthy nobles, as the material could use gold and silver, and adorned Hookah precious stones. These were real works of art. Hookah is no longer simply a device for smoking, and became the measure of wealth and status of its owner. Over time, improved not only appearance, but the device is a hookah, which could not but affect the quality of smoking. Nowadays, hookah has spread worldwide. His smoking, even in countries where a few decades ago, nothing about him hear. For those who tries it for the first time – is exotic. For those who appreciated the hookah, and became his constant admirer – this is a way to socialize, relax and get pleasure from the unique flavor of hookah mix. In addition this is a great gift. As before, the hookah is most prevalent in Asia and in North Africa. There, they can be found in almost every house in every cafe or restaurant. In Russia in recent years, the hookah was great popularized by tourists who brought them with them from trips for yourself or as a gift to friends. Now you can buy at almost any souvenir shop. The success of the hookah that is not only very beautiful item interior, but the way in a circle of friends or alone with my thoughts get incomparable pleasure from the process of smoking.