Hookah Anatomy & Glossary
Hookah Anatomy & Glossary Overview
A water-pipe that is particularly used for Middle Eastern Tobacco. The word hookah is also called different names in different regions of the world. Hookah tobacco is not only manufactured in the Middle East but worldwide.
- Canada, USA, UK: Hookah
- Egypt: Shisha
- Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, & Palestine: Arigili or Argila
- Turkey: Narghila, Narghile, Narguile
The actual tobacco or herbal molasses that is smoked with a hookah. Shisha is packed into a clay or ceramic bowl. Also called tombak or moassel.
Bowl made out of ceramic, clay & even now silicone material to hold your shisha tobacco. Sits at top of hookah stem and contains holes to allow air flow from the shisha to the hookah itself.
The main part of the hookah. Made of different types of metal depending on the brand you choose. It is what allows airflow to move from the hookah bowl into the hookah base and out of the hose port. The tray sits at the tray rest on the stem which is at the very top. There is also a hose port on the stem to install your hose. The shaft part of the stem sits in the water of the base (bottom piece of stem) to create smoke when inhaling. Also the hookah stem contains a purge valve which is on the opposite side of the hose port to help push out smoke when blowing air into your hookah hence the term purge your hookah.
Sits under the bowl to prevent charcoal from falling off & to ash charcoal as well.
Connects to the stem and allows you to inhale smoke form your stem.
The bottom glass vase which holds your hookah stem and contains water to generate smoke when inhaling.
Metal carriers which allow you to handle lit charcoal rather than using your hands...ouch
Hookah Wind Cover
Metal dome that sits over your hookah bowl and sits on the tray to prevent wind from cooling down your bowl. Increases smoke and keeps your bowl warm.
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Nice blog post on hookah assembly. Many people who are fond of hookah & oftenly use it even don’t know the part’s names. This will help them in understanding the hookah constitution and they can better choose a good part or hookah.