Bell-shaped Bidriware hookah base, made of zinc with silver inlay, wide at the lower edge with a short slightly flared neck with a projecting ring moulding. Decorated with horizontal bands of patterning. Main body and neck have an intricate all over pattern of poppy flowers with vertical stems. Narrower bands above and below the geometric or scrolling floral patterns of the main panel . Made in tehnishan and tarkashi technique.

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