Tools used in making bangles are simple and mainly wooden based. Earlier shagwaan wood was used but now the tools are made in any low coat wood. Artisans buy these tools from the local market directly.
Angethi (Coal burner with flat steel plates/silla on top):
This is used for heating and melting of the lac.
Kadhai (Shallow vessel):
This is generally an aluminum vessel used to melt lac in huge quantity either to make colors or normal lac rod.
To grind the colors and in order to make it into powder grinding-stone is used.
This is a huge spatula used to stir the lac while heating.
Hatta (flat wooden tool):
This is used for pressing and shaping lac bangles for sizing.
Khali (round wooden rod):
This is used for sizing the bangles.
• Raw Materials:
Main raw material used in the process is Lac accompanied by several other materials. Following are the main raw materials used in the process:
It is a natural material procured from the forest and then goes through several steps of refinement to be finally used in making the products
It is used to burn the Bhatti and also to heat the lac.
Precious and semi-precious stone:
They are used to embellish the bangles