Brass Dabba (7" X 7" x 3")
Hand made vessels made from bell metal known as kansa vessels are native to the Kansa community of West Bengal. Bell Metal is a compound of Copper, Tin, Zinc, Iron and Mercury. The metal is first heated to make it malleable and further beaten by hand by the craftsperson to achieve desirable shape. These vessels have inherent medicinal properties of the metals from which the alloy is composed.
Copper as per Ayurveda and other natural medicinal systems is known for its anti-inflammatory properties in relieving joint pains and arthiritis, zinc is known for its antiseptic properties in preventing skin disorders. These vessels when used over a period of time are known to cure and prevent gastric ailments, diabetes and skin disorders.