Our leadership journey with hookah tobacco
Our logo: was inspired by a number symbols telling a long history of the tobacco industry development over the centuries. Alandalus connects to roots going back to the 15th century when tobacco was just discovered.
The Tobacco Leafs: comes from the agricultural tobacco plant or "Nicotiana" the plant named after the French ambassador Jean Nicot in around mid 15th century. Tobacco discovery originated from the American continents, after its discovery by Christopher Columbus, the world learned about tobacco when original residents of the Americas gave tobacco to Columbus as gift. Original residents used tobacco in their cultural and religious ceremonies, a remedy to some diseases, or dental pain killer.Traders and sailors started bringing back Tobacco to Europe, and Tobacco spread widely in Europe due to their belief that it helps curing many diseases.Jean Nicot was the first to introduce tobacco as a medicine in Europe. Tobacco trade became very popular in early 1600s to the point where people used it to pay for things, when currency was not available. In the mean time,some of the negative effects of tobacco started to surface when Sir. Francis Bacon realized that tobacco is very addictive. More ways to use tobacco were invented into the 1700s & 1800s, and the spread of tobacco reached other continents. In the 1760s and while Piear Loriad established a company for manufactured tobacco, cigarsand similar tobacco for smoking. the Indian sub-continent invented the Shisha Or Hookah. Hookah smoking quickly became very popular in southwest Asia and the Middle-East.The Nicotiana plant and the tobacco leafs became the symbol of many tobacco manufacturers alongside Alandalus.
Santa Maria Ship: Referring back to the same history, Admiral Columbus was the captain of this first ship to drop an anchor at the American Continent shores. In fact Santa Maria was leading and accompanying two other ships "Benta" & "Nina" on the journey to discover America, when all ships carried back tobacco to Europe.
Alhambra palace: is located in Grenada, Spain. The palace history goes back to the 9th century citadel, through the 14th century Muslim ruling, to the 16th century when it became the palace of Charles V, and to what it stands for today. The Calliphal horseshoe arch is one of the characteristic elements during some 800 years of Muslims ruling of Andalusia. What used to be known as Andalusia (Spain now), was a famous hub of tobacco trade,and ties closely to the period of time when Hookah was invented and spread to Middle-Eastern cultures, who in turn took the Hookah with them to Europe.