Originally Posted by esteban
I find it funny how people are shocked about the paper mache, its a common thing among shisha hoses.
Yes I agree. I mean some of the finest things are first crafted from scrap materials and then from there, they are made into higher quality products. I'm sure this has been posted here heaps of times, but check these Syrian wood workers out. Making shisha hose handles from old wood
Description from Wikipedia (I know, I know) --- Wood workers of Damascus,famous for their Mother of Pearl furniture,also called Damascus or Syrian Style,popular with decorators the world over.Jewish, Christian and Moslem craftsmen transmitted the centuries old art to the modern time.The craftsmen are carving wood for the water pipes, widely used for leisurely smoke all over the Ottoman Empire domains.