This is a beautiful antique Indian Kadai (cooking bowl) that was handmade anywhere up to 100 years ago by Kadai craftsmen, using traditional tools and techniques. It is made from thick steel plates hand-beaten into shape using concave dollies and then cold riveted together. It has its magnificent original hand-wrought handles and rings, and has beautiful hatching patterns all around the top rim.
As a result, this kadai is a fantastic example, perhaps a 1 in a 100 bowl, the quality of which is hard to come by. It will make a superb centre piece in any garden.
Kadais were traditionally commissioned by rich merchants or landowners to feed their workers and passing pilgrims (to increase their karma and ensure themselves a good afterlife).
This, and all our other antique kadais have been transformed into fabulous that you can cook on. This particular kadai comes with a low stand (tudor) making it the perfect height for using as a fire pit, intimate cooking on with family, whilst creating a stunning garden feature.
It also comes with a holi grill which is great for cooking and as the centre piece can be removed, you can reload with fuel (lump wood charcoal or logs, mid-cook without having to lift off the entire grill. This also acts as a shelf on which to place a myriad of wonderful cooking accessories, making it perfect for entertaining and alfresco dining – loads more information available on our website www.thefirebowlshop.com.
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