Opium harvesting knives needed special smith skills
Since opening, the number of antiques exhibited in House of Opium has changed. We have over 2,000 opium artifacts. Many tools are over 200 years old and carefully selected from areas of Thailand and neighboring countries such as Laos, Burma and China.
Opium scales are kept in wooden boxes with beautiful patterns mainly made by Shan people.
Over 500 exhibited opium weights are made of bronze from Burma. The smallest weights are made of gold (used in rituals).
Opium smoking pipes are made of materials such as silver, bamboo, burnt clay, animals’ bones and jade. The pipes were owned by hill tribes and Chinese people.
Opium smoking pillows are mostly made by wood, silver, ceramic and leather. Even though many pillows are hard, opium smokers feel these pillows are as soft as clouds.