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Handcrafted P-TAL thathera hand-hammered brass mortar and pestle (okhli).
"The humble Mortar and Pestle dates back to 1550 BCE. As ancient as civilization itself, the world may have moved on to kitchen blenders but a good old session with the mortar and pestle makes for a far more rewarding exercise! The act of pounding any food material in a mortar and pestle releases its natural oils and results in a far more intense flavour.
This latest offering from P-TAL is designed with a longer pestle that allows for very different kinds of hand motions than that achieved by one that is shorter in length. One can use it easily for grinding spices or for medicinal purposes. The charming handcrafted body of this mortar-pestle from P-TAL is a telling sign that we are rediscovering the joy of using a mortar and pestle in the kitchen."
In order to maintain the shine and spark of the products one should wash the utensil with Pitambari or brasso powder, readily available in the nearest general store. One can also use lemon water, tamarind or vinegar.
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P-TAL aims at reviving the dying craft form of the indigenous Thatheras community of Jandiala Guru, Amritsar. 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’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. Like the Thatheras, P-TAL is an epitomy of making tradition a trend, preserving legacy through legal entity converting practice into perfection thus moulding the vessels of hope!