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Wooden Cutlery of Udayagiri, Andhra Pradesh

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Wooden Cutlery of Udayagiri, Andhra Pradesh

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Udaygiri in Nellore district known for its wooden cutlery and wooden salad bowls, continues a tradition that is about 150 years old.

The mostly commonly used material for making the kitchen items are nardi wood, devadari, bikki chakka and kaldi chakka. The object is designed with the help of drill and finishing is achieved through files. The smaller items like spoons and paper knifes and key chains by nardi and bikki wood. Bigger spoons and forks are made out of harder wood called kaldi. These cutleries were commonly used to serve curry and rice. The common products include sets of forks and spoons, paperknives, glasses, key chains and hair clips.

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