We learnt from many grand mothers that the most sought after and frequently used stone cookware is the one made of soapstone, called Kal Chatti. Their memories of the most authentic tamarind based gravies and spinach are all made in this cookware. With this knowledge, we initiated our journey in search of the authentic artisans who made these cookware since time immemorial. Surprisingly, our journeys also got us in touch with the highly skilled artisans of Manipur who make these beautiful crafted stone cookware that is part of their rich traditions. We learnt from them how Black pottery, locally known as “Loree Hamlei” has lasted the test of time and have been an integral part of North East homes and traditions. Made by baking clay made of a mixture of two types of stone, this unique cookware is known for their rich iron content and ability to kill germs in the food cooked, faster than any conventional vessel. The aesthetic appeal cannot be missed either!