Smoking hookah (“nargil” – as it is most often called in the Middle East) is part of the traditional lifestyle of residents of eastern countries. Smoking hookah is a very common pastime in restaurants and cafes throughout the Middle East. This unique way of smoking is quickly becoming popular all over the world. Many people prefer hookah to smoking cigarettes and cigars because of the smoke free of tar, aromatic and cool to taste. After all, hookah tobacco consists of honey, tobacco and exclusive oriental incense. There are several versions of how a hookah appeared. In the Gulf countries, hookahs (in the local dialect they are called “shisha”) appeared relatively recently. They came here from Turkey, where they were widely used during the reign of Murat IV in the middle of the XVIIth century. Despite this, the Arabs quickly became addicted to smoking hookah and consider it their national tradition. Smoking rooms are available at local restaurants and cafes. In many Arab families, “shisha” is served daily after a hearty lunch or dinner with strong tea or coffee.
Currently, hookah is quite widespread, and from the field of exotic oriental objects has moved to the field of popular things. You can serve it to dear guests or have a rest from the accumulated fatigue and stress from working everyday life. This is an integral part of the interior of many restaurants, places of recreation and entertainment, and someone also already has their own hookah at home. The process of preparing and smoking a hookah is a particular pleasure and in general is an art. In the process of smoking a hookah, you can and even need to relax, chat with friends about interesting topics, listen to music, and enjoy the process. Smoking a hookah is a good and, most importantly, health-friendly leisure time.
The most worthy masters and artists of Zlatoust took part in making this hookah. The hookah is decorated with traditional symbols of the East: a falcon is a symbol of unity in the country; a camel is a symbol of a good omen, life, health, love; the Arabian stallion is a symbol of swiftness, endurance, courage and fidelity.