techniques are used to create metal ware - old scrap is melted and sheer metal
is also used. Shaping is done while heating or pouring molten metal into a
mould. The turning process on a lathe smoothens the article by scraping and
brushing. Soldering is done by using metal-alloy which is prepared by the
artisan, followed by vigorous hand-polishing. Attractive colour combinations
and metal textures are created by using techniques of inlay, overlay and
Yamunanagar; Jind; Thathera Mohalla in Rewari traditional brass utensils are made like the Tokni-water pot, Degchi - cooking
vessel, Nand-cylindrical containers, Parat-circular tray, Lota-water pot, Balti-bucket, Diya-oil lamps and toys Toys.
the technique of die-pressing and manually cold forging brass sheet the
craftspeople use brass ingots as their raw material. This very organized
production is done in an assembly line manner with specialized craftsmen doing
that part of the production in which they are expert. For instance one workshop
will sandcast, the next will manually shear the metal into the shapes required
and die-press the sheets into hemisphers.
At a third workshop the hemispheres will be manually worked with huge
mallets till the desired shape is achieved. The joints and the neck are gas
welded and he mouth is beaded. The products are hand polished with mud and
tamarind d sandpapered. Finally,the walls are manually beaten with polished
hammerheads to reinforce the sheet metal.
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