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Hand-carved Cake Serving Spoon and Knife with Banarasi Woodwork

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This delightful cake serving set is perfect to add some colour to you table! The decorative handles reflect the age-old Banarasi handicraft technique, and are covered with a food-safe lacquer. Get a set for yourself, or a loved one today.

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Why we like them

As baking enthusiasts, we love this colourful, hand-carved set of cake serving spoon and knife. It’s just what you need to take your sweet treats to the next level. Add them to your kitchen kitty today! We also love that they help keep a small part of Indian culture alive, and support our country’s artisans.

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The Product

Hand-carved Cake Serving Spoon and Knife with Banarasi Woodwork

Contents: 1 cake serving spoon and 1 knife, with decorative handle of the colour specified.
Size: 13in x 2.5in
Weight: 260g

The Artisans

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.

Your Impact

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.

Colour

Grey-Magenta, Pink-Yellow, Zig-zag

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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.

Lattu wants to preserve this beautiful art form, and provide a good income to these skilled artisans. Lattu works with these artisans to understand their needs, their working style, their tools and techniques; and without changing much, help them to make products that are more suited to the contemporary markets and lifestyles.

Lattu works with the artists, designs the product concept, and the artists recreate that on wood with amazing dexterity.

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