The thewa artisans, all hindus, belong to the Soni caste. Nathu Lal Soni invented the process in 1707, the secrets of the craft being passed directly from father to son over the generations. Many of the members from this family have been awarded by UNESCO, National & State Government.
Shri Vishnu Lal Soni, is another well known thewa artist who has won several national and international recognitions for his excellent workmanship. He has practiced thewa since the age of 15 and those several years of dedication can be seen in the finesse of his work.