10" Kansa Hand Crafted Dinner Plates
- Kansa usage dates back to thousands of years and have been an integral part of many households till recent years.
- Kansa Basana as it is known traditionally was used in every household across Orissa, MP, Maharashtra and most parts of North India .
- Ayurveda has documented immense health benefits of using Kansa in day today food preparation and serving.
- The traditional Kansa ware is washed clean and freshly prepared food is traditionally stored in them. The same is offered to gods during prayers and then later consumed
- The artisan cluster located in Orissa has a rich tradition dating back to the days when Puri Jagannath temple was enshrined.
- The process of making starts with making metal ingots with 85% copper and 15% tin mixture.
- The ingot are then repeatedly heated and beaten by a group of artisans to specific shapes .
- The finer finishing are done using lighter hammers and then a coating of salt and clay applied to firm up the metal .
- Once cooled, the kansa ware is worked with fine hammers and lathe work to give the shine and finish. It takes 4-5 hours to make one Kansa ware .
- This highly skilled craft takes years of training and working in extreme temperatures. The artisans generally start work early in the morning around 3 AM and finish before noon as it becomes impossible to work in extreme heat beyond that!
- Kansa has immense utility value in improving the quality of food being consumed .
- As per Ayurveda, eating from Kansa purifies the food, improves immunity and enhances brain function .
- Kansa retains heat well and helps in maintaining the food warm and retain the freshness.
- Easy to recycle thereby enabling a sustainable option Lasts for generations thereby reduces carbon footprint
- Kansa products are used only for storing and serving food. They cannot be used for cooking.
- The Serving bowls can be used for reheating food, in which case place the bowl on top of gas with food inside. Do not leave empty bowls on gas burner.
- Kansa is a mixture of 85% Copper and 15% Tin. The metal looses its shine over repeated usage. Scrub surface with lime or tamarind with ash to retain or revive the shine .
- The Charcoal finish wears of with usage and gets replaced by the metallic shine for the base The Kansa products are finely crafted artwork and needs to be handled with care
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