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The Thatheras of Jandiala Guru are a community of skilled craftsmen who specialize in the traditional technique of making hand crafted brass,copper and bell metal utensils by hammering metal sheets. This unique craft of the Thateras of Jandiala Guru in Amritsar is the first craft of India to be inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. As time passed, due to the onset of changing culture and modernised tastes, the Thatheras lost their stature.

Thathera Stories

Brass vs Copper vs Bronze
It’s been about 2 and a half years I have been working with the Thatheras at the backend and communicating with the consumer at the front end. I often get…
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Nostalgia associated with traditional metals
Traditional cookware lasts for years and is chiefly a one-time investment. “My grandmother still uses them in her daily cooking. Today, they are an integral part of our household too.…
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Brass Glass
Lassi Walla Glass
This traditional piece of healthy Art would be very familiar to a north Indian house hold and if famous as Lassi Waala glass, even today am sure there are plenty…
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