A hookah base made of reddish earthenware. The base is O-shaped and has a shaped neck, which has cream textile to act as wading at the top. Near the top of the O are two protrusion, one scroll shaped and the other is covered in coiled copper wire and is the connection for a stem or pipe. There is a round pedestal base.

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