Heritage Hand Engraved Brass Drinking Water Vessel with A Spout From South India - L 22 cm x Ht 17cm

From our Heritage Collection - Made from bell metal, this beautifully hand engraved brass vessel / Lota with a spout in a dark patina finish is a rare drinking vessel with floral engravings and Indian motifs handcrafted by skilled artisans from the South of India. 

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 Lota s almost 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 22 cm with the spout x Height 17 cm x 8 cm diameter at the mouth with a circumference of 50 cm at the middle.

Weight: 1.30 kilograms  

Care: Please do not use any chemicals or harsh powders to retain its antique nature. Just rub with a dry soft cloth to keep it clean or in its original finish.