The Kindi From our Heritage Collection - A rare type of a pitcher with an exquisite rich bronze patina usually found in old houses in Kerala usually made of bell metal and traditionally use during daily prayers or Puja to dispense holy water.
Kindi is also used to keep water at the entrance of the house, so that visitors can wash their feet with this water and to wash hands after meals.
The shape of Kindi is very effective to minimize water loss while washing the feet or hand, as it has only a small aperture to pour water. Its shape is also very attractive. While using Kindi, the hands of the user never touch the water inside the Kindi, so that water never get contaminated.
The traditional Indian wisdom of storing water in brass vessels was meant for healthy living and Indians drank their water from brass pots till the beginning of 20th century using brass as a medium of storing and drinking water.
The wonderful art of brass casting of these vessels by hand in different shapes and sizes was unique with perfectly balanced shape and proportion.
The diameter and the height of the vessel is almost the same with a bulging belly that beautifully tapers to a neck and finally opens up to a mouth with a rim and a spout. The design has delicately hand crafted ribs through out the Lota with a satin smooth finish.
Measures: Length 24 cm with the spout x Height 16 cm
The diameter of the mouth of the vessel is 10 cm and 11.5 cm at the bottom.
Weight: 1.70 kilograms