The beauty of Meerschaum pipes is in the detail. These fine pipes are made from a material that’s mostly found in Central Turkey and lends itself well to being carefully shaped and carved. The word “meerschaum” means “sea foam” in German, and refers to the natural white color lightweight quality of this material. Meerschaum is a porous mineral that absorbs some of the tobacco during use, which causes a gradual color change over time. Unrivaled in beauty and intricacy, Meerschaum pipes are a pleasure to behold.