One for the collection - Beautifully handcrafted brass beetle nut cutter in the shape of a Palkhi ( Palkhi is the carriage used to carry a newly wedded bride to her groom by her brothers or family members during the wedding ceremony ) .
This Vintage brass nut cutter also displays 2 crafted birds perched on either side of the Palkhi. The 2 long handles when opened show the cutting edge to crack the beetle nut into small pieces.
Widely used in the mid century to break or cut Beetle Nuts into small pieces for chewing which was a day long activity by the ladies of the house along with beetle leaves, stored in a brass box called a "Paan Daan".
Handcrafted by artisans in Uttar Pradesh, this nut cutter comes with a cutting edge and can be used even today or shown off as a "conversation starter".
Size : Length 16.5 cm x width 8.5 cm
Material : Brass
Weight 250 gms
Care: Please do not use any chemicals. Use a dry soft cloth to rub it clean if required.