Common tools used are:
. Tala - Used to determine the dimensions of the face of the image.
. Kartarimukha - A pair of scissors used to hold a weapon.
. Coal furnace- Used to produce the heat.
. Chisels- Used during finishing.
. Sand paper- Used to smoothen/ polish the surface of the metal image after revealing.
• Raw Materials:
Raw Materials are used as per the making process.
. Kungulliam - Resin
. Mezhugu - Paraffin wax
. Wax - Beeswax
. Kadalaiennai - Groundnut oil
Used in Mould Making -
. Kali mann - Clay
. Vandal mann - Fine riverside clay
. Manal - Sand
. Karuvu - Mould
Used in Baking the Mould -
. Kari - Coal
. Rattai - Dried cow dung cakes
. Sauku/ kaatumaram - Wood