Pipes

If you are new to the fascinating world of Pipes, this section will help you learn a little more about the history and art of Pipe smoking. Pipes have been used since ancient times. Herodotus described Scythians inhaling the fumes of burning leaves in 500 B.C. Romans, and Greeks adopted pipes from their neighbors to the east and they were subsequently used by Germanic, Celtic and Nordic tribes. As tobacco was not introduced to the Old World until the 16th century, the pipes outside of the Americas were usually used to smoke hashish, a rare and expensive substance outside areas of the Middle East, Central Asia and India, where it was produced. Native Americans smoked tobacco in pipes long before the arrival of Europeans.