The metal disc is fixed to the spinning lathe machine.
The sheet is pressed gently with a metal solid elongated metal tool (roller tool) and wooden piece to balance the grip on the metal sheet.
Sheet has taken the mandrel form.
The cylindrical shaped vessel is ready for the next stage of processing.
Iron moulds are placed inside the partially completed vessel after which the final shape to the upper part of the vessel will be given.
The vessel with moulds is fixed to another spinning/turning lathe machine.
Final turning process to obtain the proper shape.
Artisan giving the chemical treatment for shiny look.
Finally, the vessel is washed using water and other chemicals for shining its surface.
The final cleaning/polishing process after which it will be dried under the sun.
The final products (vessels) are dried under the sun.
Products of different shapes and forms.
Hiriyur town is located in Chitradurga district which is 160 km away from Bangalore in Karnataka state. Aluminium is a metal which is derived from bauxite ore. The craftsmen in Hiriyur are engaged in manufacturing the most commonly used aluminium utensils that serves different purposes in a daily life. The Aluminium sheet is shaped on a metal spinning lathe and finally the product is polished and washed to obtain the silver sheen. In Hiriyur, men folk involves in vessel making, wherein women folk helps the men in polishing and washing processes.
The metal aluminium is easily turned into any required shape due to its soft and malleable nature. The light weighted aluminium products are strong, resistant and durable. The range of products includes vessels, pans, plates, glasses, bowls, storage items and huge containers. The attractive shiny surfaced and finely finished products are largely produced to cater to the common house hold needs at affordable price.
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