Kutch lacquer rolling pin ~ Belan
These sets of dippers are lacquered with kaleidoscopic designs of contrasting colors...just to spice up our everyday chores. In the kitchen or on the dining table these are very convenient to handle as cooking ladles and serving spoons owing to the insulating property of wood. All the raw material is acquired from nature and nearest surroundings and the tools are made by the craftsmen themselves...
According to craftsman Vaghavalabhai Khamiya of Nirona, Kutch, the name of the village Nirona came from “Niro-Vadha”, Niro meaning place and Vadha meaning one who cuts wood. Lacquer work is the main profession of this semi nomadic community of Vadhs. They work using simple tools, even the lathe is portable, and they do not use any electricity in the process. Working under a tree in the day time, chatting with family members, with so much simplicity they create wonderful objects, spicing up our everyday chores.
|Made by||Shri Mala Khamisha Vadha|
|Note||These charming ladles come in a pair of two, offering different utility for each piece. The longer ladle in pair 33 cm long while the shorter one has a length of 26 cm.|