This beautiful wooden platter has been handcrafted by a skilled artisan from acacia wood using the wood turning technique. A skilled artisan fixes a rough-hewn circular block of wood at the head of the traditional lathe machine and hammers it in place by hand. The machine begins spinning as the artisan introduces a hand-held chisel to the block, and applies varying degrees of pressure to sculpt a desired shape and to smoothen the edges. Then carefully holding a lacquer stick, the surface is coated with practiced circular strokes. The heat ensuing from the lathe in motion gently melts the lacquer stick, dyeing the wood. A rough piece of canvas cloth is then used for a final polish. These rural artisans persevere to keep this craft alive despite stiff competition from large scale industries

13"

Acacia Wood Round Platter

SKU: HKTT030076
C$39.99Price
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    Made in india