Buttermilk Churner: Lac-Turned Wood

₹350.00
In stock
SKU
ZLRC01
Estimated delivery date between 21-Sep-2019 to 23-Sep-2019

About Zishta Buttermilk Churner: Lac-Turned Wood

  • Buttermilk or chaas is a popular drink across India. Zishta butter milk churner made of wood and decorated using natural colours is a craft from Kutch and is a colourful addition to your kitchen.
  • A small community called Wadha make colourful Lac-turned-wood craft who have now settled in villages of Kutch
  • Zishta buttermilk wooden churners are made using simple lathe and wood from babul or neem.
  • Colours used are natural from materials which are available locally & in nearby forests and are chemical free. Colours are made using turmeric, tamarind seed, jaggery, limestone, neem leaf etc.
  • Zishta lac-turned-wood rolling pins & buttermilk churners adds vibrancy to your kitchen.

Product Specifications

VariationWeight(Kg)Length(Inches)
Churner
0.07
11.5

Disclaimer

All our products are handcrafted and this results in each product being unique and slightly different from each other and therefore will have minor variations on dimensions & weight.

  • The name Wadha means “one who works with wood”. Traditionally a nomadic community, they are now settled in villages of Kutch for the last few generations.
  • The community is socio-economically poor and NGOs around the area have been helping them for the last few years.
  • The community is known for making kitchen accessories made of locally available wood.
  • The wood used in making the kitchen accessory is from local babul or neem tree which is chiselled in their simple self-made lathe made of wood and a string operated by hand, to get the desired shape.
  • The lathe is turned with lac to get the desired base colour.
  • On top of this the artisan adds layers of colours to get various designs.
  • Lac is obtained from sap of Rhus tree, heated and mixed with groundnut oil and colour to form a thick, opaque paste.
  • Colours are obtained through natural ways. Some examples are: brown is from the natural lac colour, black by burning thor-ka-ped, lemon yellow from haldi, blue from neem leaf & castor oil, maroon from natural stone found in the forest etc. 
  • Use them for churning your favourite buttermilk or chaas.
  • Natural colours used in the kitchen accessories, no chemicals added, safe and simple solution to a sustainable household.
  • Gently wash with mild detergents and keep it dry
  • Avoid soaking in water for long duration
  • Do not use steel scrubber
  • If the shine of the colours dim over a period of time, apply castor oil and polish with a cotton cloth.
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