The history of hookah is a rather complicated and confusing issue; there are many different versions and interpretations. Most versions say that hookah originated in India (near the border with Pakistan), and then gradually spread to neighboring countries in the west, including Persia and the Ottoman Empire. However, there are many other versions of the origin of hookah, showing that other peoples also had a smoking device similar to hookah in their history.
For 200 years, the Zlatoust craftsmen have been making premium copyright weapons and decor items for top officials of the states, armies, navy, and company leaders. They are official suppliers of the Moscow Kremlin. Such a huge experience in working with metal gave birth to a unique technique of Zlatoust metal engraving.
The shaft, plate and elements of the hookah pipe are made of metal. They are decorated with oriental ornaments using the manual engraving technique. The master cuts a thin layer of metal from the surface creating a unique pattern on it. He has to work using a microscope, it is a delicate and painstaking work requiring concentration and patience. Nickel plating and gilding emphasize the beauty of the design and details. Gilding is the application of a 24K gold layer. As a result, gilding for a long time retains its original appearance, is safe for health. Plating is less susceptible to aggressive external influences, oxidation and corrosion.
The mouthpiece and the shaft have inserts of natural nephrite, the most durable ornamental stone which is very difficult to crack. The beneficial properties of nephrite have been known for many thousands of years ago. More than 2 thousand years ago, the great Chinese thinker Confucius noted the value of nephrite as a symbol of virtue.
The hookah will decorate the interior, emphasize the taste and sense of style of the home owner.