The base of pitcher is beaten by wooden mallet
Hammering is done to make/create the shape of product
Artisan sharpening the tool by rubbing on stone
Wood is used as fuel for heating
Flat Metal rods used for imparting designs
Mixture of eight different metals used to seal the gaps
Different types of chisels used for designing
Varieties of Hammer are used until the copper takes desired shape
The base of the copper is soldered by heating
The finished product is washed with acid to get lustrous copper color
The history of copper craft dates back to many years ago. The art of making copper vessels is basically originated and well noticed in Almora district of Uttarakhand. The Shilpkaars (artisans) belongs to Tamta community locally who are highly engaged in producing copper products, which are useful in daily life and, also during ritual and festive occasions. Tamta Mohalla is the famous locality in old city of Almora renowned for skilled coppersmiths. Many copper products like household utensils, musical instruments, decorated articles, water filters etc., are made. Artisans locally procure copper (from Bageshwar copper mines). The sheets of copper is cut into required shape and molded as per the shape of final products to be made. To make products like pots, parts are mad separately then soldered to join. Finally the outer surface is polished for glossy finish.
The utensils and traditional products are beautifully embellished with embossed work. The motifs include zig-zag patterns, leaf, flower and straight line patterns. Heavy elaborated work depicting flowers, petals, curved stems creepers and images of deities. Few traditional motifs like small circular dots are made on the outer surface of the product by beating with hammer, the beating also helps to make base of the product strong. The dot pattern products are well known traditional products right from ancient days all over India and still continued.
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