DISCLAIMER (READ THIS BEFORE PURCHASING):
Please note accessory colors and vase designs may vary from the pictures. If you want an item exactly as pictured, please add a note when you checkout indicating so!
KHALIL MAAMOON hookahs and accessories
Dear Khalil Maamoon™ customer: Before making your purchase on one of these beautiful handcrafted Egyptian hookahs from one of the most renowned hookah makers in the world, we would like to point out a few things in order to set your expectations and educate you on what an authentic Khalil Maamoon™ hookah consists of.
Khalil Maamoon™’s stems are some of the most beautiful, most durable, most authentic hookah stems being made in Egypt to date. The master artisans who make them pay close attention to all the details in order to provide the consumer with a good product that smokes great is easy to maintain and lasts a lifetime. These hookahs are not machine-made. They are hand-made by professionals who bend, shape, and hand tap, design the metalwork out of flat sheets of steel using hand tools just like a traditional shoemaker makes shoes. As a result, a perfectly finished stem is non-existent. In other words, it is normal to see weld marks, minor scuffs, and scratches on the stem or other marks which may occur from bending the metal such as on the top of the hose port.
PLEASE NOTE! THIS HOOKAH AND ITS ACCESSORIES ARE HAND-PAINTED WITHOUT A CLEAR COAT AND MAY HAVE SOME PAINT CHIPS.
If you are looking for a hookah with a perfect machine-crafted finish, the Khalil Maamoon™ hookahs are not for you. We recommend a Chinese-made one from our Modern collection, which is of high quality but also made in China.
Paint: All Khalil Maamoon™ Hookahs are hand-painted. These hookahs are painted by different artists. In this case, all KM Hookahs have unique designs.
Glass Vases: Glass vases found on the Khalil Maamoon™ hookahs are hand-painted, therefore designs will always vary from one vase to another. It is also normal to find small inconsistencies in the applied design since they are not applied through silkscreen or heat transfer methods. All glass is painted by hand with a brush. Like a true piece of art, no two vases will be identical in design. It is also a misconception that Khalil Maamoon™ makes the glass vases themselves. That is not true! Khalil Maamoon™ specializes in metalwork only. The glass is made by one of the handful of glass manufacturers in Egypt for Khalil Maamoon™. Sometimes you will find a Khalil Maamoon™ stamp on the glass but that does not necessarily mean that the glass without the stamp is of inferior quality. There is no such thing as real or fake Khalil Maamoon™ glass. There are simply different qualities of glass.
Clay Bowls: The clay bowls provided with the Khalil Maamoon™ and other hookahs are of a large size, serve their function extremely well and have stood the test of time since they have been made the same way for at least over 50 years. Due to the density of the clay, they allow for good heat transfer, which is perfect for heating your shisha. They are hand molded and shaped just like a traditional clay pot would be. Though these bowls are some of the best-looking bowls coming out of Egypt, you will sometimes find small imperfections in them due to their hand-made nature. They are subject to crack or chip, but they still work perfectly. Note that these bowls will not look like the modern bowls, which are being machine-manufactured in China nowadays.
Hoses: Khalil Maamoon™’s hoses are some of the best hoses around. They provide great pull and are aesthetically beautiful. Traditional Khalil Maamoon™ hoses are made of cowhide and are handwoven and glued. Due to the nature of the leather, slight changes in color may be apparent. You may also notice some excess glue where different parts of the hose are glued together. This is absolutely normal and does not affect the smoke in any way. The handle varies in size depends on the shisha, it may come shiny or matte, and it may come with acrylic or wood tip.