Dining Essentials in Handcarved Banarasi Woodwork

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Bring a touch of Indian art and culture to your home and treat your guests eyes with these hand-made dining essentials, presented in the beautiful but quickly disappearing art form of Banarasi woodwork, handmade by craftsmen from Banaras.

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Why we like them

These dining essentials give any dining table a festive and ethnic makeover. 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

Dining essentials hand carved by Banarasi artisans.

Contents: 1 Dining Essentials Set (1 tray, 1 pair of salt and pepper shakers, 2 pickle jars, 1 napkin holder)

Dimensions: 26 x 23 x 11 cms

Weight: 1100 gms each set

Material: Pickle jars are made of glass, all other parts are handcrafted wood.

These unique pieces of art come to you carrying the skill of Banarasi craftsman, an art handed down over hundreds of years. Get appreciated for your incredible and novel taste and have a hand in reviving this age-old handcrafted style! 5 different designs to choose from. So get picking today.

The Artisans

The art of handmade 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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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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