Bringing art and cutlery together again

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In the world of fast food and doorstep deliveries, we lose out on some of the small beautiful things. My house now has more plastic spoons than actual cutlery, which seems a little sad. Gone are the days of ornate silverware, that became heirlooms after fulfilling their purpose. The days of handcrafted cutlery are, sadly, a thing of the past. Designers Akanksha Rathore & Shreelekha Lakshmipathy realized that there may still be hope.

Dhatu means element in Sanskrit, and is used also as a synonym for metal. The Dhatu collection of cutlery features a range of handmade brassware by the craftsmen of Reha, a small but culturally rich village in Gujarat, India. The design opts for a more indigenous approach, rather than an ornate one, giving the cutlery a beautiful antique charm; and with the use of Brass, it just adds to the magic.

Designers: Akanksha Rathore & Shreelekha Lakshmipathy.

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