Wooden bird hooks hand-carved by Banarasi artisans
Contents: 1 pair of hand-carved wooden bird hooks
Dimensions: 18 cms x 8 cms
Weight: 40gms each pair
Material: The bird hooks are made of handcrafted wood.
Hooks to put behind your bedroom door for bags or inside the bathroom for clothes. Use these little birdies to liven up the task of tidying up! Get them in 3 different colours.
The art of Banarasi wooden toys has been passed on from generation to generation by a community of skilled craftsmen. This craft of toy-making in Banaras is said to be older than the city itself.
For generations, the Banarasi artisans made toys like the spinning top (called Lattu in Hindi), rattles, dolls, and kabja boxes and sindoora for women to store their jewellery and kumkum. But in the modern age, the demand for such things began to die out, and with it this style of craftsmanship. Today, Lattu works with these artisans to understand their needs, their working style, their tools and techniques; and without changing much, helps them to make products that are more suited to the contemporary markets and lifestyles.
By choosing this product, you are making the important choice to preserve this beautiful 2000-year-old art form, and provide a good income and an improved quality of life to these skilled artisans.