Save Metal Artisans

Kansa artisans are on the decline as its rich tradition and value is being replaced by other alternatives like steel, plastic, ceramic, etc. In a bid to revive this dying craft, Bhavyata Foundation supports the livelihood by awareness, exhibition and membership avenues to promote wide-scale consumption.

Research and Advocacy
The root of every health is good digestion and Kansa alloy alkalizes & purifies the food, promoting digestive health. Using helps in improving immunity & preventing illness.

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Donate to Restore Metal Craft

Kansa the Indian name for Bell metal. It is a hard alloy usually a form of bronze usually is used as kitchenware. Kansa artisans have been handcrafting Kansa dinnerware utilities for ages. These artisans are on the decline as it is being replaced by other alternatives like steel, plastic, ceramic, etc. Bhavyata Foundation supports their livelihood by awareness, exhibition and membership avenues to promote wide-scale consumption. We build a scale between rural and urban areas to promote their products.

Support Bell Metal Artisans by means of Corporate Giftings, Occasion Giftings and Facilitating Exhibitions

Support Bell Metal Artisans

Bhavyata Foundation supports their livelihood by awareness, exhibition and membership avenues to promote wide-scale consumption. We build a scale between rural and urban areas to promote their products.

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Restoring the glory of Metal Craft

Kansa is as old as the mountains and as old as the Bronze Age. It is a kind of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin and has been used for preparing and serving food in India for decades. Kansa is known by its great sound, and typically temple bells are constructed of Kansa which is presumably why it is often called as ‘Bell Metal’. The Ayurvedic lifestyle proposes the use of certain metals to prepare or store food, to directly procure trace metals and minerals including zinc, copper and iron. Kansa artisans have been handcrafting Kansa dinnerware utilities since ages. What we provide is the utility enhancements and production of efficient processes and infrastructure to maximize human effort.
Bhavyata Foundation is supporting the revival of this fading craft by way of Membership Avenues, Awareness Programs and Exhibitions to endorse its large scale consumption. We build a scale between rural and urban areas to promote their products and help the artisans with their livelihood. Bhavyata Foundation, in association with the ‘Indian Spirit’, organizes heritage and eco-tourism to promote the traditional crafts as well as fading arts of India.

  • Artisans from the State of Odisha
  • Artisans from the State of Madhya Pradesh
  • More than 40 Artisans benefitted under this project.

Challenges Faced by Artisans:

  1. Procuring and processing raw materials: Due to competition from the organized industry, artisans find it challenging to buy quality raw materials at affordable prices.
  2. Aggregation and intermediary trade: Aggregation, involves bringing together products from decentralized production units. Buyers and retailers lack incentives to overcome upstream, supply-side issues, which results in a loss of opportunities for artisans to access markets.

Our Intervention:

  1. Research & Advocacy: The root of every healthy person is a good digestive system and Kansa alloy alkalizes and purifies the food, and promotes digestive health. Using it regularly helps in improving immunity and preventing illness.
  2. Rural-Urban Linkages: Bhavyata Foundation supports the resurrection of this dying art through Membership Channels and programs and exhibits to promote its consumption, Awareness Programs and Exhibits to encourage its consumption on a large scale.

Kansa is a big step towards environmental sustainability. Along with a significant resale value, Kansa also has an advantage in which it can be used by generation after generation, unlike plastic or ceramic.

Kansa’s benefits are infinite. It deserves to be brought out from the shadows and given a place of importance in the utility market.

Foundation generated enhanced livelihoods for the artisans through its membership avenues.
Numerous exhibitions, as well as corporate giftings, significantly assist in providing visibility for the artefacts handcrafted by the metal artisans of the country.

LOCATION No. of Artisans Benefitted
Odisha 25
Madhya Pradesh 4

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