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ताम्र ✤ Concave Tumbler

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Take health to your worktable and sip on water stored in a copper container. Known to possess antimicrobial qualities, copper is recommended by Ayurveda for storing drinking water. (Please note, store the water for a maximum of 8 hours and replenish after cleansing the Carafe). The Desktop Carafe comes in beautifully finished off with mathaarkaam or the handbeaten indentations of the Tambat craftman. It can also be used as a flower vase.

  • Rs.1,200

Availability: 2

Product Code: 4018-U08

Made/ Mkt. By: Coppre

Box- L.W.H | Wgt:3.7 x 3.7 x 3.7in | 600g

 
The legacy of the Tambat Craftspeople who handcraft Coppre's products dates to the 17th century when they were invited to Pune by the Peshwas when Shivaji set up the city as the capital city of the Maratha Empire. 
 
When the Tambat craftspeople migrated from Konkan to Pune, they formed their settlement in Kasba Peth, an already established nucleus of old Pune. Their precincts came to be known as Tambat Ali (Ali:precincts). These narrow and dusty alleys of Tambat Ali where the timeless sound of metal-hammers clang on copper, have remained pretty much the same as they were almost 300 years ago.
 
 
From making armour, coins, canons, copper utensils, ritual wares for the Peshwa rulers, the Craftspeople embraced the culinary and ritual needs of Maharashtrian communities and crafted traditional products such as utensils and puja items.Distinguishing feature of Tambat craft
‘Matharkaam’ or beaten work is the distinguishing feature of Tambat craft. The hand-beaten indentations, made by profiled beating hammers, strengthen the object and enhance the inherent rich surface by imparting a mirror-like appearance. It is a skill intensive craft and needs strength, dexterity and a keen hand-foot-eye coordination. 
 
 
It is the only skill that the community could save from the onslaught of mechanization with the coming of British rule, which to date has not leant itself to be mimicked on any machine. 
 
The loss of the patronage of the Peshwas, the introduction of mechanization and the bans imposed by the British, forced the Tambats to set up their own shops to sell their wares to the commoners. Over the years, the members of the Tambat community practicing this craft have continued to dwindle. There were upto 800 Tambat households in the early 1970s. By the early 90s, The Tambat households in Pune city fell to 250. Currently, about 80-100 families directly depend on the Tambat Craft for their livelihood. 
 
 
Hit by changing traditions, rising copper prices on the commodity markets in recent years, the convenience offered by materials like stainless steel and plastic and the provocative economic opportunities outside the confines of their craft, has led to a near stagnation. Yet some families of the community persevere with this craft of shaping objects from sheets of copper they carry on the ghadkaam (raising, sinking and shaping of the utensil), the crafting of ritual wares, nakshikaam (repousse and chasing); and the crafting of one-off temple objects.
 
 
Passed on through apprenticeship from one generation to the next, today the craft remains in the hands of a few craftspeople with even fewer willing to take on this heritage craft.
Craftsmen
Made by Artisan working with coppre
City Pune, Maharashtra
Material
Made of 99% Pure copper & unlacquered with 450 ml water capacity
Instruction
Note Your uncoated products should be washed daily with a soft cloth and a detergent/metal cleaning agent. Wipe dry immediately after washing. It is important to wipe away all traces of water after washing, else the carafe will catch water stains. Washing and wiping on a daily basis will help retain the coppery shine on your product and will also prevent the build-up from the natural oxidation process of copper when it is exposed to the atmosphere.

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