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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

Bhande kali karalo (Tin Coating)
“ Bhande kalai kara lo”  “ Bhande kalai kara lo” “ Bhande kalai kara lo”  (get your utensils re-tinned) This was one call that used to draw attention back to…
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Best Cooking Utensils for Family Health
Every individual needs a daily dose of nutrients, irons and minerals in their diet. Our present lifestyle does provide us with our needs but, majority of them are consumed artificially…
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Bouncing Back to Our Roots
From television channels that have taken us into a flashback by telecasting Ramayana and Mahabharata, to Shaktiman and Chanakya, we are enjoying our sweet-sour childhood memories. My grandparents are for…
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