Meerschaum pipes have been known since the XVIII century. Meerschaum (also known as sea foam) is made from the mineral sepiolite and is very porous, so moisture and tobacco tar are drawn deep into the stone. It provides a cool and dry smoke, so it is very useful for trying new tobacco flavors. When smoked, meerschaum pipes gradually change color from whitee to all shades of yellow, amber, orange or even red. Here you can find handmade meerschaum pipes made in Eskisehir, Turkey.