Kuruvi Haldi Kumkum
A great gift for auspicious occasions
Inspired from our signature kuruvis (sparrows), this haldi-kumkum-vibhuti set is made from 'hale' wood (Wrightia tinctoria) . A befitting addition to your pooja room , this piece also makes a great gift for auspicious occasions. The colours used are traditional non-toxic, vegetable colours. The set contains 3 boxes - green, red and yellow to store vibuti/chandan, kumkum and haldi respectively! Any irregularities on the wood are part of its natural beauty.
This handcrafted product is made by artisans of Channapatna Woodcraft, craft that has existed since the 1700s near Bangalore in Karnataka. Said to have originated in Persia, Tipu Sultan got local artisans from around Channapatana to learn and develop it, originally to make toys.
These handcrafted wooden crafts are made using traditional, turned lacquer ware techniques and are coloured using natural dyes. These products are absolutely eco friendly and non hazardous. These products are made using locally available soft wood called Ale Mara, natural lacquer and vegetable dyes like turmeric, spinach and indigo.