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February 2, 2019 at 6:04 am #2256Opium Curiosities
For years I’ve been looking for information on Indian opium layout, would anyone know anything about the indian opium paraphernalia ?
These pictures that I found, are the only thing I know about opium smoking in India
A opium den in India(bengal?)
On the right an opium smoker, on the left hookah smoker.
March 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm #2332Black Pearl
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O is also commonly drunk in India, not sure if you’ve seen that setup
(I live in India so I’ve seen this more frequently than pipes)March 30, 2019 at 1:44 am #2333Opium Curiosities
I had seen some of them (in more rustic versions), but I thought they served to turn raw opium into Chandu.April 19, 2019 at 3:43 am #2338Opium Curiosities
Other images of opium smoking in India.
Indian opium smoker with jar style pipe.
A smoker preparing opium pill.
July 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm #2437ravensnest
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They are using the theibec (forgot spelling) method which is the same as the Chinese in your pictures. Their pipes are jar damper style or regular damper style, again in your pictures.July 21, 2019 at 8:46 am #2443CAY TRE
Please find attached an article from February 1938 from an Indian gazette. Not a lot on paraphernalia… but an interesting overview of the history of opium smoking in India.July 21, 2019 at 10:40 am #2445Opium Curiosities
Thank you for this information.
Another picture of opium smoking in India.July 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm #2450zulu
Dear Group members!
Can anybody help me to idetify the materials used for mouthpiece and the built-in pipe bowl as well as for the pipe itself. The closing cap is said to made from jadeite. The rings on both ends of the pipe I suppose are made from copper or brass or…?
I would appreciate your expertise.
Thanks a lot,
ZuluJuly 29, 2019 at 7:12 pm #2452theOpiumPipe
Hi Zulu – welcome to the forum! The endcap is a little dark and hard to see but the mouthpiece and bowl look like jadeite and the rings are probably brass. There are many brass alloys so it’s hard to be more specific just at a glance. Interesting pipe, rustic but with detailed work. Do you know where it came from?July 29, 2019 at 7:34 pm #2453zulu
Thanks for quick response. I was told by the guy who offered it to me that he bought in Myanmar in an antique shop. The strange is that transparent pipe bowl ( jadeite?) is undetachable and the wall of the stone was heated when piping.. II did not find any similar pipe construction!?
Here is and image of the bowl. It is unfortunately not much better the previous one! :-))March 31, 2021 at 11:15 pm #2742Opium Curiosities
A strange indian pipe for sale:
Any information about this pipe?
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