And now for something completely different! The Chinese inventor of waterpipes could never have imagined all those centuries ago that water pipe design would come to this. The inventor would have been much more concerned with smoking pleasure and satisfaction than aesthetic appearance - anyway he could never have moulded bamboo into the shapes in this range.
The ceramic bong range from Shiva is certainly different. There are five models, all with suitably descriptive names: Black Death Ceramic Bong, Ceramic Cobra Bong, Yoda Bong and Cock Bong. All items are very reasonably priced. Ceramic is a more versatile product than acrylic or glass, in that it can be moulded into various shapes, as well as being a very durable material. The manufacturer has certainly taken advantage of the ceramic versatility to produce this range of bongs, although they may not be to everyone’s taste. They are, however, quite novel and will certainly find buyers. All the items are produced predominantly in black, but the Yoda Bong is also available in two other mixed colour models. The Cock Bong is produced in black, white and brown – it may have been in the designer’s mind that political correctness will make the design more acceptable! The Black Death Ceramic Bong is probably designed to put children off smoking, although, functionally, younger people will probably be safer taking up this form of smoking than starting with cigarettes.
Although this is really Shiva’s novelty range, all the items have the smoking attributes of more serious bongs in other ranges. With regard to the designs, you may believe that they have some ornamental value. It is just a matter of your personal taste…. and nerve!
Cleaning tools and products, together with screens and other accessories for this range, can be obtained from Shiva and are all described on the website.