Fry Pan: Manipur Black Pottery

₹1,500.00
Out of stock
SKU
ZBPM06
Estimated delivery date between 05-Mar-2020 to 07-Mar-2020

About Zishta Fry Pan: Manipur Black Pottery

  • Saute Vegetables to cooking meat- this is a versatile addition to your modern kitchen. 
  • "Loree Hamlei", the local name for stone pottery of Manipur is a traditional cookware which is used by the local community even today. 
  • The clay used is obtained by crushing and mixing of two types of rocks that are locally found in the region. 
  • Zishta Manipur Black pottery fry pan set is aesthetically appealing, enriches and fortifies the food cooked in them with Iron and provides a great way to saute vegetables and even cook your meat.

Product Specifications

Weight
1.1000 Kg
Weight (Kg)Length (Inches)   Width (Inches)
1.1
18
7

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.

  • North East Region has always been a very difficult region to access and the unique traditions of the region has not reached other parts of the country for a very long time. 
  • Due to the terrain and immense forest cover, the communities were extremely adaptable and use available material which has become an integral part of their traditions. 
  • The black pottery is a traditional cookware of the NE region and have been part of many traditional homes for generations. 
  • The technique of this art is said to be handed down from the Neolithic period. A unique feature of this craft is that it is crafted without a potter’s wheel.
  • It is made out of crushed Serpentinite and Weathered rocks (from the Longpi region) which are powdered in a wooden and bamboo vessel & mixed with water to make clay. 
  • The clay is moulded to pots and pan shape and then put to the kiln at 900 degrees celsius. When the pots and pans are ready, they are rubbed with the Machee leaf which renders the cookware black.

The stone pottery of Manipur is not only aesthetically appealing but also boasts of several interesting benefits:

  • Weathered rock contains naturally occurring Iron which in turn provides iron supplements to the food cooked in it.
  • Cooking in this prevents morning sickness for pregnant women.
  • They can be used directly for cooking on gas and microwave.
  • While the pots are excellent for high and low flame cooking, they are particularly known for their property for cooking food for hours without burning it.
  • They are breakable products: Please handle with care!
  • They are pre-treated and can be used directly on gas stove or microwave oven
  • The pans without the canes can be used in Oven. Do not use pans with canes in the oven.
  • Wash them normally with regular dish washing liquid. Avoid steel scrubber
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