An Old Tradition: Meerschaum Pipes
Making meerschaum pipes are old tradition which made in Eskisehir. They are habd carved oioes. They are high quality block of meerschaum.The highest quality stone is only in one place in the world; in Eskisehir, Turkey
Nowadays the meerschaum reserves are rapidly decreased . It is hard to find.The process of getting those blocks are really difficult. They mine 30 to 450 feet
lo the surface of the earth,,no machine is used but only hand tools to drill even in bad weather conditions. Meerschaum is light weight and soft and chalk-like Those valuable meerschaum pipes are mined traditionally with hand tools Also they are hand carved uniquely by Turkish artisans. Shaping and carving is done when it is soft After drying process the polishing technique by the artisan uses is also unique just like the art work.
Meerschaum pipes are the natural filter for nicotine because of its materiel and absorbs the nicotine then changes its color from yellow to amber to brown