Contents: 1 coaster set (4 coasters, 1 holder)
Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 6 cms
Weight: 175 g each set
Material: The coasters, as well as the holder, is handcrafted wood.
Coasters in Banarasi Woodwork
Get these beautifully designed and unique coaster sets, made by hand in the art form of Banarasi woodwork. You won't find these authentic Indian pieces in just any old store, they carry the skill of the craftsman, handed down over hundreds of years. Amaze your guests with a touch of Banaras, and have a hand in reviving this amazing handicraft style!
5 different patterns to choose from, scroll down to see more!
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.
Lattu works with 6 artisan families currently and each of them have found new energy and spark in their profession, as well as better pay and a sense of security.
And now, this beautiful art can live on, and even find its way into homes across the country.