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. Apart from Almora, the copper craft is also found in Chamoli, Champavat, Bageshwar and Pitthoragarh-other places 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. One can see Tamta Bazaar in Almora is filled with customers bargaining for copper products (especially water filter). 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.