Wooden Rolling Pin / Chakla Belan: Lac-Turned Wood (Small)

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ZLRS01
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Estimated delivery date between 27-Sep-2021 to 29-Sep-2021

About Zishta Wooden Rolling Pin / Chakla Belan: Lac-Turned Wood (Small)

  • A small community called Wadha make colourful Lac-turned-wood craft who have now settled in villages of Kutch
  • Made using simple lathe, babul or neem wood, natural colours and natural materials available locally & in the forests
  • Zishta lac-turned-wood rolling pins & buttermilk churners definitely would add vibrance to your kitchen. Natural colours used and chemical free

Product Specifications

Weight
0.1 Kg
VariationWeight(Kg)Length(Inches)
Rolling Pin Small
0.05
13.5

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 rolling all the types of dough, be if for making your favourite roti, puri, pastry etc.
  • 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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