The human being first discovered the tobacco before Christ. People those burned the leaves of tobacco to pray the God noticed the pleasant taste and since then it has been used. The tobacco is shaped by lots of civilization until today. It is used in pipe, became cigars, cigarette and just chewed, but non of these styles became united more than that of water pipe.
The Indians, who were burning the coconut outer layer which was similar to tobacco and by inserting a bamboo into a coconut to enjoy, started the water pipe culture that would go on for centuries. Water pipe has transformed to be a culture from that time up till now. The ancestors have set a great value as much as to inherit water pipe to their grandchildren. Sometimes it took its place beside the Sultans and sometimes it was deprived of the value it deserved.
Today, the water pipe and the dazzling culture around it is preparing to turn back to its magnificent old days. Day by day the culture which adds magic to the tobacco is getting more and more interest.The name water pipe which is an important part of eastern culture, derives from a Persian word nargil which means coconut. The first samples of water pipe which was named Şişa in Arabic and Kalyan in Persian was seen in India. The first water pipe, which was made of the coconuts outer layer that was similar to the tobacco by inserting a bamboo to the coconut, left its place to marrow squash while bringing a new dimension consumption of the Indian hemp. After getting popular day by day, porcelain and silver body water pipes appeared and followed by the tile, silver plated and glass made water pipes. First it became wide spread among the Persians and after Arabs.
The Ottoman Empire defined as the civilization of conversation by the researchers was inhaling the smoke of the water pipe and smoking it through the air since the day they first knew the water pipe in 16. Century.
Today, water pipe is still continuing the mission to be the best friend of the chatting experts without losing its mission as it was in the past. Because, according to the addicts, smoking water pipe alone does not make any sense without chatting. Hence; coffee houses still keep their popularity as the residence of chat and conversation.