Hookah with circular brass tray with raised patterned edges and decorated with a repeating circular and floral pattern, a cut-glass water vessel decorated by circular, diamond and curved lines cut into the glass and fluted channels along the stem, a jadepipe stem from hookah decorated with silver geometric and zoomorphic patterning, a brass bowl decorated by hanging chains, three of which have a blue bead at the end, and a section of red leather tubing with textile sttiched onto each end and a small section of brass visible at one end.

Collection Information

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