With a history of over 5,000 years, Pembarthy, a village in Jangaon district of Telangana sure did create a niche for itself. The brass handicrafts of this village are famous world over…
But, our first visit to this nonchalant village in 2016 was a rather surprising experience, with not many people to interact with.
As we finally managed to speak to the artisans, we came to a conclusion that we’d give a little zing to their perishing art by collaborating with them.
What caught our eye, Right from making moulds of clay to polishing, the whole process of making an artefact – cutting, casting, welding – is done without using the modern day machinery, which makes Pembarthy’s brass artefacts stand a notch higher than the rest. Idols, mementoes or shields, you name it they nail it! But that wasn’t what we were looking for. We wanted more from these craftsmen, jewellery! Impressed by their skills, we pushed for what they’ve not tried for all these years… And the result? Well, it’s up for sale on Ishma!