Article is fixed to turning machine for polishing.
The article scrapes the outer layer to bring out luster.
Polish is applied for shine.
Design is made on a sheet and cut.
The cut design is pasted on the silver article.
The uncovered areas are sand blasted to attain dull matt finishing.
Designs are engraved using chisel.
Image of silver article before and after sand blasting and design engraving.
Beautifully embellished silver lamp.
An old traditional silver lamp with temple Gopuram design.
Designed Kalasha engraved with traditional design.
Silver article designed with floral motif.
Karaikudi is famous for its diverse design in silver embellishing. The designs made on the products are traditional as well as contemporary. Karaikudi silver articles are famous for its unique traditional designs. The design themes used are God and Goddess carved on the product. The borders are designed with floral motifs. One of the interesting techniques used in making the product is the sand-blasting, which gives a dull texture on the surface of the silver product and highlights the design.
The main products are, the silver pot known as Kalasha, Silver lamps (deepam), small containers used in pooja, Turmeric and vermillion (Kumkum) holders, and many other products. The distinctive product came across is the silver baskets woven by thin strips of silver. The visual attribute of the basket that attracts the eyes of customers is the intricate workmanship on the basket, the luster of the pure polished silver and the durability of the material.
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