Meerschaum is a German word describing a soft mineral , which literally means "sea foam". Alluding to the belief that it was the compressed whitecaps of waves, just as it is said in mythology for the goddess of beauty - Aphrodite. Meerschaum deposits of the highest quality are found only in one place in the world - in the small city of Eskisehir in central Turkey.
Nearly 300 years ago, the first meerschaum was carved by hand.Today artisans continue to create wonderful sculpture items and smoking pipes by using this stone. Meerschaum Sculptures and Meerschaum Smoking pipes are works of art of today's world. Meerschaum is the best material for smoking pipes because of the light, porous nature of the material. It produces a cool and dry smoking experience.
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