Earthen utensils still popular

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Narasimharajapur, 18 May 2010: The earthen utensils which have been there from the very beginning of human civilisation, still have their say in the modern life.

Earthen utensils were dominating the domestic life in the beginning. When the copper, brass and aluminium utensils made their entry, they grabbed the place of the earthen ones. The emergence of plastic items too was a blow.

Even after this, the earthen pots and other items were trying to manage their existence. Gradually, many families earning their livelihood by manufacturing and selling earthen utensils were pushed on to the streets.

However, the history repeats. People have slowly been understanding the significance of earthen utensils.

The traditional industry is recovering now. People who do not use earthen pots for any other purposes, are now using them for preparing fish curry, some special cuisine and for preserving vegetable and curds.

“I have been earning my livelihood by selling earthen utensils for the past 28 years. These utensils are made in Nagerkoil of Tamil Nadu and are the best in their quality. I sell utensils in summer and flower pots in rainy season. Their cost ranges from Rs 25 to Rs 45. Keralites residing in Karnataka are the major customers,” said one K T Murugan from Kerala, who was selling earthen utensils in front of the Forest Department in the town recently.

When a unique traditional industry appears to be slipping into the pages of history, these kinds of new developments give a special relief and enthusiasm.


Comments on this Article
Judith Lobo, Muscat Thu, May-20-2010, 12:51
Earthern Utensils were popularly used in olden days for cooking, storing and even for fermenting. Even today in Villages people use this for cooking and those of us who have tasted food cooked in earthen pots know the difference. Earthern pots have its own benefits on health in addition to good taste. Because clay pot cooking does not require any addition of cooking oils, and the moisture in the soaked clay keeps food from burning, cooking this way is an easy way to reduce calories and fat in your diet.Earthern pots only realeses moisture and there is no chemicals ehich are released . It preserves the nutrients. May be this was the secret of Health of people of olden Days.Young Generation this message id for us "Let Progres Does not make our life Toxic and Filthy".
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