Meerschaum is a white and light mineral that requires a lot of attention and sensitivity when artist gives shapes to it. In the world, meerschaum can be mostly found in a village of Sepetci in Eskisehir, Turkey. In this area this mineral can be found 10 to 80 metres deep from the ground.
Since this stone is light and not sensitive to the high heat, it has been specially used for making pipe. However, it is common to see jewelry and chess sets which are made of meerschaum. All the product of meerschaum are handmade or hand carved.
This stone has the characteristics of the filter when smoking pipe and cigarettes. All the nicotine is absorbed by the stone. Thus the stone becomes dark yellowish in time. It is also gains its value in time.
- 100% hand carved.
- Comes with filter.
- Exclusive design – only one unit for each design.