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The evolution of smoking



  Smoking utensils generally refer to tools and utensils related to smoking tobacco and its products, which are constantly evolving as society progresses.

  In the early days of smoking, people’s living conditions were relatively backward. In line with this, smoking articles are mostly made by people on the ground, which is relatively rough.

  Later, as tobacco and its products became more common, smoking articles developed. The biggest difference from the early days is that people pay attention to the decorativeness of smoking utensils in addition to the most basic functions.

  The snuff bottle is a very representative smoking tool in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The snuff bottle appeared in the Ming Dynasty and was popular in the Qing Dynasty. It was a sacred vessel for the European missionaries to tribute to the royal snuff, and the aesthetics were displayed between the squares. It is said that Kangxi also invited the craftsmen of the utensils to teach the craftsmanship at the Yangxindian Office to produce well-made snuff bottles.

  Compared with the high end of the snuff bottle, the dry tobacco rod has more affinity for the grounding gas. Its simple shape, easy to use, and easy to carry around, it is a smoking utensil with a wide range of use and a long history in China.

  The pipe has smooth lines and is divided into two parts: the body and the handle. The pipe not only has practical value, but also has high art and collection value. The famous modern writer Lin Yutang has a hobby of collecting pipes.

  With the introduction of foreign culture and the improvement of production levels, copper cigarette holders, tobacco pots and cigarette holders made of crystal agate or other jade began to appear.

  Smoking is not only a manifestation of the development of productivity and technological level, but also the crystallization of people's aesthetic consciousness in a certain era. From single to combination, from practical to artistic, the evolution of smoking utensils can reflect the evolution of history and culture and the changes of the times to a certain extent.