A bong, or water pipe as it is sometimes called, has been a staple in the cannabis smoker’s arsenal for decades. The history of this iconic piece of smoking equipment stretches back to Southeast Asia and Africa. Traditionally made from bamboo and coconut shells, these natural materials were used because they could produce smoke with a high level of THC due to their porous nature.
Modern day bongs are typically made from glass and metal and use other substances like percolators to make the smoke smoother. This blog post will explore where the bong came from and why we love them so much!
Thai word “baung”
The word bong comes from the Thai word “baung” which means a tube-shaped object
Bongs are a traditional instrument in Thailand. The word bong comes from the Thai word “baung” which means a tube-shaped object. In this blog post, we will explore how and why bongs became popular in Thailand and what health benefits they provide the people who use them.
In Southeast Asia, smoking is considered to be an important part of social life and culture. When it comes to tobacco smoking, many people have switched to using cigarettes because of their convenience but there are still many diehard smokers who prefer the taste of hand rolled or hand-made cigars as well as other forms of pipe tobacco over cigarettes. Bongs were originally made out of bamboo – not metal – with hemp rope used for the stem piece that.
Southeast Asia where they originated
The bong is a water pipe that can be used for smoking cannabis, tobacco or other herbal substances. The word “bong” comes from the Thai word “baung” which means ‘a cylindrical wooden tube, pipe, or container cut from bamboo’ (Oxford Dictionary). Bongs are generally made of glass, metal and plastic materials.
Originally bongs were made out of bamboo because it was readily available in Southeast Asia where they originated. Bongs have been around since the 15th century but did not become popular until the 20th century when Westerners first encountered them during World War II. During this time Western soldiers stationed in Thailand would encounter locals using these pipes to smoke opium and marijuana while on leave.
People prefer bong designs
Bongs are a type of water pipe that is commonly used for smoking dry herbs or tobacco. They are often made from glass and have a bowl at one end to hold the material, an opening on the other end for smoke to be drawn through, and a tube connecting them. The smoker lights their material in the bowl with a lighter or matchstick before drawing it into their mouth then releasing it through the opening where they can inhale deeply.
Bongs come in many different shapes and sizes depending on what you’re looking to get out of your session; some people prefer bong designs that use ice cubes so that they can cool down their hit while others might choose something more discreet for when they’re up against nosy neighbors!
The American Engineer
Bongs, also known as water pipes or bowls, are used to smoke marijuana. They work by filtering the smoke through water before it is inhaled and produce a cleaner, smoother hit that is less harsh on the lungs than smoking weed without a bong. The first bong in Western world was invented by an American engineer named Thomas Sullivan who patented his invention in 1936. Bongs have been around for centuries but they were not popularized until the 1960s when America’s youth culture embraced them and began to use them for recreational purposes.
Today there are many different types of bongs available from hand-blown glass pieces to high-tech titanium designs with elaborate features like built-in screens that change color depending on how hot it gets.
Ireland’s first bong company – Doozie Glass
Doozie was born out of a consumer need for high-quality glass Hookah pipes made in Ireland. Colm and Graham strive to bring exciting products such as straight & beaker bongs, dab rigs & accessories, and Irish-made water pipes to the market.
Working out of our workshop based in Co Meath, Doozie offers an unrivaled service with additional offerings including crack and chip repair, glass cleaning, etching, deep cut & polish finish. Our vision is to become a premier supplier of innovative, tobacco-related products produced by Ireland’s finest craftsmen with unparalleled quality and unmatched innovation in every product we create.
Through extensive customer involvement and meticulous market research, we aim to stand front and center in the Irish market place, operating a company consumers will feel committed to supporting.
The word bong comes from the Thai word “baung” which means a tube-shaped object. Bongs are a traditional instrument in Thailand and they come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Some of them can be very elaborate with ceramic bowls or marble bases while others might look more like something you would find on an old fishing boat.
Regardless of their appearance, all bongs work by filtering smoke through water before it is inhaled because this produces cleaner hit than when smoking without using one. If you’re looking for handcrafted water pipes made to last, we at Doozie Glass Ireland hope you will soon stop by our showroom where we have hundreds of high quality authentic bongs available for purchase online!