Utensils & Kitchenware

Apart from the decorative, votive articles and modern utilitarian items, the craft also covers another group of products in shape of stoneware utensils and kitchenwares. Following the simple process of turning and polishing by using a local wooden lathe called “Kunda”, the craftsmen produce beautiful polished plates (‘Thali’), containers (‘Gina, Pathuri’), cups and glasses.

These are used for pujas, ritual worships as well for regular eating ‘Pathuris’, stone ware deep containers are particularly good for storing curd as they do not react to acid and these are also filled with water and used for placing the legs of wooden ‘Almirahs’ to prevent ants from getting in.

The craftsmen making these articles are concentrated at Baulagadia and Nilgiri.