Originally Posted by mattathayde
from what i have seen of their vases they are made in a production shop type setting, i.e. hand blown into a spin mold/turn mold, all the color pattern is hand done as it is made, not painted on like most of the egyptian crap.
honestly if i was to make a hookah vase for someone as a one off it would be close to 200 bucks due to the wage for my self and an assistant, shop rental, color, other overhead then basic markup. most vases are so cheap because it is horrible quality made in sweat shops and as such will not hold up and usually has a lot of issues in it
I understand these vases are well-made, that's why I like them. But there's a difference between mass produced hand made and one-off hand made. One off I can understand them charging whatever price, but for a mass product that started at a lower price....
ps - 42% inflation in one week? they dealing in North Korean money?