Kansa Baby/Kids Dinner Set
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Kansara of Gujarat
- Kansara is the name of a community in Western India, mainly in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- Kansara are experts in metallurgy and in making hand-made utensils. They mention about reference of Kansara work in Ramayana. It is believed locally that the art of making utensils by Kansara as well as ornaments existed since Tretayuga.
Artisans of Kerala
- Centuries ago, Vishwakarma community was invited from Shankarankovil and Tanjavoor of Tamil Nadu to build temples and metal crafts by the king. Lost wax method is used in casting. Fine clay is the essential raw material for this method of metal casting which is readily available in the banks of the river Pampa.
Kerala Bronze plate:
- Moulds are created using natural clay, cow dung, left under sun to dry for 2 to 3 days. Using lost wax method it is heated for 3 hours.
- Melted bronze is then poured and it is casted.
- Once done, it is left under the soil for 2 days,post which the process is completed by poilishing the plates.
Kansara of Gujarat:
- The traditional Kansara Cluster of Gujarat is age old and have uniquely created an identiy for themselves in making some exquisite design.
- They are the foremost artisan cluster who have also explored and innovated the use of Kansa for different home and kitchen products
- The Traditional makers follow both the casting model as well as ingot based hand beaten process to make these exquisite Kansa products.
- "Kansyam Buddhivardhakam" mentioned in Ayurveda Prakasha, Written by Shrimad Madhava Upadhyaya in circa 16th-17th century AD.
- It refers to the belief that Kansa sharpens intellect and calms our minds. Not only that, but it is also a metal which boosts energy as well
- The Kansa Plate is made following the traditional technique and will have mild imperfections as they are not worked extensively in the form of polishing.
- You can serve hot food in them (Both acidic and non-acidic) food.
- Scrub it with tamarind /lime to get shine back
- Regular wash with soap and sponge is perfectly fine.
- Handle with care, do not drop them from significant height as it could dent the plate.
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