Indigenous Folklore

Tuibur: Indigenous Smoking Pipe of Mizoram

A gorgeous Mizo damsel in her beauteous attire unveiling the exotic indigenous smoking pipe of Mizoram called Tuibur.

The pipe is made of clay, and is fitted with a bamboo receptacle for water to get impregnated with the fumes of the smoke and the oil of the tobacco, then sipped from time to time through gourds or bamboo tubes and kept in the mouth of the smokers for few seconds before spitting it out.

This rich tradition is still practiced by the Mizos as a great gesture of friendship till today.

(Picture: Ralte Jimmy)

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