Then kalians were smoked, and coffee was handed round, the cups being in gold filigree holders incrusted with turquoises.
The tobacco, called tumbaku, which is smoked in kalians is exceptionally poisonous.
She and the hostess sat on a rug in front of a 219 fire, and servants now and then handed them kalians.
The latter are generally invited into the Mission House, and are regaled with coffee and kalians, in orthodox Persian fashion.
They ride mostly on pads with their bedding and clothing under them, and their kalians and cooking utensils hanging at the sides.