In the 18th century the coppersmith community of Maharastra migrated to Pune to help the Peshwas with their household copperwares as well as with the cannons and weaponary. Their trade was important hence flourished for centuries commanding good prices but now the craft is on decline with the changing lifestyle and preference of people over time.
Most of the copperware is made by hammering sheets of copper, chiselling, and sculpting them with fire washing them with acid. To get the red tinge, salt water is applied when welding and just before the metal cools. By hammering the metal sheets in different angles, different texture can be created.
Production places : Pune, Nasik.
Products: Bhande - glass, Bumb - water heater, Ghadaa - pot, Lota, Kalash or Tambya - water containerr, Pali - spoon, Ritual Utensils, Tamhan - puja plate
Tools: Aadi - shaping tool, Bhatti - furnace, Haath pankha - hand fan, Hathoda - hammer, Kaatri - metal scissors, Khad - anvil, Polish hammer