Chillums

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The original low-tech smoking apparatus, we have chillums made from wood, Italian clay or glass. Popular from India to Jamaica, the choice of the pro-stoner. Release your inner sadhu or celebrate your Rastafarian side with one of our range of chillums in wood, ceramic, bamboo, or glass. Offer up your praise to Jah, Shiva, the god of your choice, or simply enjoy a non-denominational super-high. Chillums evolved from the various gourds and horns that were used in Africa for smoking. Some models incorporate a wire screen fitted to prevent inhaling the smoking mix, and a water-cooled chillum is called a chalice.

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Carved Wooden Chillum

This decorative hardwood chillum was hand-carved in India, home of charas and bhang. Traditionally raised heavenwards in two hands before taking your hit. Incanting Boom shankar! (praise to Shiva) before lighting your chillum is also optional.

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5,95
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Glass Chillum Large

It’s nice to watch the smoke being drawn down this glass chillum. It cleans easily too, and comes with a glass chillum stone. Perfect with a nice blob of charas on its own, or mixed with tobacco.

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8,75
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Italian Clay Chillum

Cool in the hands and smooth to smoke, clay’s a great material for a chillum.

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6,95
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Chillum Stones (5 pcs)

The beauty of a chillum is its simplicity, it being essentially just a tapered cone with a hole bored through it. Easy to use, easy to clean. The drawback is your weed can just fall out. That’s unless you have one of these chillum stones that is. Complete your chillum smoking experience with one, or be prepared to chew!

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2,50
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Soapstone Chillum Plain

Black simplicity with a hole. Huh? No, I didn't have a hit from this plain Soapstone Chillum ... But those few words pretty much describe it. It is dark and it has a hole - simple, right? Only 17.5 cm long, easy to clean and perfect for a smoke on the go. Colours may vary slightly.

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12,95
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Ebony Pipe + Chillum

This clever three-piece smoking device can be used as a chillum or pipe. All parts are made from ebony and have a smooth finish. Length: 17cm

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7,50
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Clay Chillum Bombay

A chillum is probably one of the most archaic smoking devices. This thick one made from clay is long enough to provide a relatively cool smoking experience and displays dainty ornaments to please the eye. Do yourself a favor and always use it with a screen. Length: 19.5cm

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7,95
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Soapstone Chillum Plain Small

A small, easy to hide and clean smoking device made from soapstone, a magnesium silicate, perfect for pipes because of its cooling effect. Smooth surface and a simple design - a plain small Soapstone Chillum.

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Chillums: Read All About It!

A typical chillum (or chilam or Shillum) is a straight conical pipe. Traditionally, chillums are made of clay, stone or wood and have been used by the Sadhus (Holy Men) in India and by Hindu monks in the Himalayan area since at least the 18th century to smoke opium, cannabis and other narcotics or herbs, but there have been finds of old chillums in South Africa as well, so the true origin of the chillum is unknown.

In India, smoking, or even ownership of a chillum was traditionally limited to male users and was mainly practiced in the rural areas of northern India. When they lit the chillum, they would touch their forehead with the chillum and then say: “Boom Shankar”. This was to invite Shiva and the other gods to come smoke the chillum with them.

A chillum was usually passed around and this made it especially important for the early stoner and hippie movement and their feeling of being "one" or part of a "family" in the 60s. At the same time, stoners returning from trips to the Indian sub-continent brought chillums back home as souvenirs (ok, not only for looking at them we assume) and the relatively easy way of smoking and cleaning added to their popularity. Side-note: Allegedly, the natives of America passed their chillums around anti-clockwise; it is said they wiped their - pardon me - ass with their left hand and would never touch a chillum with their left hand, so they would always pass it to the one to their right.

What is a Chillum

Today, or better said since the 1990s, the use of chillums is less popular due to all the high-end smoking paraphernalia and there are actually more chillums produced in Italy than in India, but older consumers of (not only) the hippie scene still stick to this archaic and very direct way of smoking cannabis and the fact that the smoking device has to be passed around to share the experience. Even the Rastafarians use chillums in their rituals - and miss the correct date by just one day with one of them! They celebrate their "Grounation Day" on April, 21st - D'OH! No 420, but still a good day to have a jointly smoke. But I digress...

There are crazy variations of chillums - people are inventive and carve disposable organic carrot or radish chillums (cool idea by the way, it adds some interesting flavor to the smoke) and some people make an art out of chillum creation. Darrel "Pipeman" Mortimer for example, a street artist from San Francisco made almost 10,000 chillums since 1970 and personally signed and sold them - ain't that dedication?

Many people in the stoner community call the down-stem of a bong also a "chillum" - from our knowing it is the most widely used term in stoner slang for this particular item. Bong "chillums" are usually made of glass or some kind of stainless metal.