Traditional Bronze/Kansa Val Uruli
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- Bronze as an alloy of Copper and Tin has been used for making cookware for many centuries.
- 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.
- Moulds are created using natural clay and cow dung mixture.
- It is 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 vessels.
- Use it for tempering or as a ladle to serve prasadam or food. Or let this beautiful craft decorate your home
- Traditional Varpu is made of 80% Copper and 15-18% Tin (with 2-5% Zinc added to help the casting process) and can be used for all types of non-acidic based cooking (without tamarind and lime).
- Zishta Vaal uruli is made of pure bronze and mild oxidisation will lead to dullness of colouring over period of time
- Scrub the utensil with tamarind or ash or combination of both to revive shine
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