Wood & Brass Suri bowl by Shri Bholanath Karmakar

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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 6 | W: 12.5 Inches
Medium : Brass on Wood

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The Suri bowl, crafted by Shri Bholanath Karmakar, is a single brass vessel with a lid. Originating from the Sherpai community, it's a traditional measuring tool used for rice, paddy, and other grains. Made from sturdy brass, the bowl is adorned with intricate designs, showcasing the skilled craftsmanship of its maker. The lid fits snugly atop the bowl, ensuring the contents remain secure. Each detail of the bowl, from its functionality, and shape to its decorative elements, reflects the cultural heritage of the Sherpai people. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity and expertise of Shri Bholanath Karmakar, preserving the legacy of the Sherpai community for generations to come.
Sherpai, or Suri bowls, were essential wooden measuring tools in Bengal, primarily used by affluent farmers and zamindars to measure grains like rice and paddy. These sets of twelve bowls, ranging from 1 mon to 1 chhotaak (measuring units), were meticulously hand-carved from various kinds of wood and embellished with engraved brass recycled from utensils. Originating in the late 18th century, the craft involved over 40 intricate steps and was passed down through generations. Despite its historical significance, Sherpai bowls have transitioned from functional tools to decorative pieces due to changing market demands. According to available data, today, only one family in West Bengal continues this tradition, highlighting its endangered status. Efforts to revive the craft include government support and organizational initiatives to preserve and promote this cultural heritage. While facing challenges, the legacy of Sherpai bowls perseveres, upheld by dedicated artisans and initiatives aimed at safeguarding this cherished tradition.

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