the craft

the craft

Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru

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UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2014 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00845 Description: The craft of the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru represents the traditional technique of manufacturing brass and copper utensils in Punjab. The process begins with procuring cooled cakes of metal that are flattened into thin plates and then hammered into curved shapes. Utensils are manually finished by polishing with sand and tamarind juice. They may be manufactured for ritual or utilitarian purposes, both for individual and community use on special occasions such as weddings or at temples. The process of manufacturing is transmitted orally from father to son. Country(ies): India © 2009 by Punjab Heritage Tourism Promotion Board, Punjab Duration: 00:10:29 - Support: DVD (0084500006)