Copper sheet is cut as per required size
Motif designs are engraved on the surface of sheet
Sheet is bent to make cylindrical shaped container
Copper plate is beaten to make flat
The base is fixed to the container
Nails are used to fix the base plate with border of container (the rounded container body)
Artisan applying paste made of metal powders to seal the gaps, which helps to avoid leakage of water
The object is heated to start soldering process
Chemical solution is being coated on the product
The product is coated with tamarind pulp and allowed to dry
Artisan is creating floral motif on top of the lid
Copper water container
Tamta Mohalla is the famous locality in old city of Almora renowned for skilled coppersmiths. The copper sheet is beaten to make it flat. The design outlines are marked on the product as per the shape of the product to be made. The copper sheet is then cut with scissors. Now, properly cut copper pieces are sent for annealing and shaping process.
Heating process is also called annealing which is done to strengthen the copper sheet. The process of heating and beating is repeated until the required shape is obtained. After heating and shaping, the partially shaped copper pieces are allowed to cool at room temperature.
The motifs designs are engraved on the surface by chiseling and beating processes. The parts of the product are made separately and then joined together. These joined parts are soldered. The product is again heated on furnace then allowed to dry. After soldering process, the product is washed with diluted acid solution. Finally it is washed with tamarind solution to obtain more lustrous look.
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