Handcarved Wooden Chutney Jars in Banarasi Woodwork (Set of 2)

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These pretty chutney jars are made by the traditional woodworking craftsmen of Varanasi. Use them to store chutneys, pickles, jam or a variety of condiments. They’re coated with a food safe lacquer, and are washable, making them easy to use. Get some for your table today!

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Why we like them

They say you eat first with your eyes. These gorgeous hand-carved wooden jars are sure to make mealtimes more fun. We also love that they help revive a small part of Indian culture, and support our country’s artisans.

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The Product

Wooden chutney jars hand carved by Banarasi artisans.

Contents: Wooden chutney jars with Banarasi woodwork of the colour selected (2 nos)
Dimensions: 3 inches x 3 inches x 4 inches
Weight: 400 gms

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.

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Blue-Orange, Grey-Magenta, Pink-Yellow, Red-Green, Orange-Brown

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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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