Hookah pipe with bulbous leather base plated with copper sheet decorated with engraved and punched decoration in bands with a geometric and floral design and a band of copper flower designs one with inlaid turquoise at the centre, the others missing. There is a double wooden stem with copper and brass fittings. The shorter stem terminates in a copper bowl with a lid. The lid for the bowl is attached to the second stem by an iron chain. The longer stem is curved with an iron rod acting as a support and a small peice of red leather wound round the lower part. This stem also has copper and brass fittings at intervals. An iron element joins the two stems close to the base.

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