Craft: METAL ENGRAVING CRAFT
For Art Metalware / Chaital Work, gold and silver plated copper sheets are used to make table top decorations and flower vases. The metal sheets are cut in the required shapes and sizes and are then hammered into the required shapes and the small pieces are joined by welding them together. For engraving, lacquer is applied which settles down in the cavities.
The Chaitai work is executed along the contours of the design with the help of very fine tools and compass. After removing the lac, the portions of the design which loose their shape are again set right using small tools. After buffing, a coat of gold and silver foil is applied on the item.
Mr. Farooq Khan has been in the craft of metal engraving for over 25 years.
Mr Farooq Khan is a national Awardee for excellence in Art Metal ware Engraving and Chaitai Work.