From Forgotten to Renowned: Why Kansa Metal is Making a Comeback

From Forgotten to Renowned: Why Kansa Metal is Making a Comeback

Once considered a forgotten metal of the past, Kansa Metal is now making a comeback in the world of Indian kitchen and home decor. This unique alloy, made from 78% Copper & 22% Tin, has been used for centuries in traditional Indian households due to its health benefits. Kansawala is a leading manufacturer of Bronze utensils in India and the popularity of our products is growing with time. In this blog post, we'll explore why Kansa Metal is gaining popularity once again and how you can incorporate Kansa utensils from Kansawala into your own home for dinnerware, serving ware & even home decor. Get ready to discover this ancient yet innovative material!

History of Kansa Metal Utensils

The first evidence of Kansa metalworking comes from the Indus Valley civilization in 3200 BC but it reached its peak during the Mughal period in India (1526-1857) when skilled artisans created a wide variety of Bronze objects. Among the most prized possessions of the Mughal emperors were their Kansa utensils, which were often lavishly decorated with precious stones and metals. Read “The History of Kansa Metal: From Vedic Era to Modern-Day Kitchen Utensils” to learn more about its history.

Reasons for Its Decline and Forgotten Nature

The decline in the use of Kansa metal utensils in India started during the colonial period i.e. from the mid-18th century to the latter half of the 20th century. Let’s discuss the reasons:

  • British Rule: During this time, Indian crafts and traditions were often suppressed and replaced with Western styles and materials, including in the kitchen.
  • Rise of New Material: Use of new materials such as stainless steel and aluminum began to be used for cooking utensils that are cheaper, easier to manufacture, and more durable. 
  • Modern Medicines: Additionally, with the advent of modern healthcare practices, traditional remedies, and healing practices, including those involving Kansa metal, gradually lost popularity.
  • Cost: With the entry of cheaper and more affordable materials in the market like plastic and aluminum, the cost-effectiveness of Kansa metal as a material decreased, leading to its gradual decline.
  • Availability: Kansa metal is known to be a rare metal and not widely available. The difficulty in sourcing and procuring the raw material also contributed to the reduced use.
  • But in recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Kansa metal utensils. Today, these beautiful objects are once again being used in homes around the world as both functional kitchenware and stylish decoration.

    Recent Revival of the Kansa Metal Utensil Tradition

    In recent years, there has been a notable resurgence of interest in the Kansa metal utensil tradition. This revival can be attributed to several factors.

  • Health Benefits: The antibacterial properties of Kansa, along with its ability to balance the body's doshas according to Ayurvedic principles, have contributed to its renewed popularity. Read our blog on “5 Surprising Health Benefits of Using Kansa Utensils in Your Kitchen” to know more.
    1. Cultural Appreciation: Many people now seek authentic and handmade utensils that reflect the rich cultural traditions of India. This has led to a renewed interest in Kansa metalworking.
    2. Sustainable and Eco-friendly: It is a natural alloy that does not contain harmful chemicals or coatings, making it an appealing choice for those seeking environmentally friendly alternatives. Read “Bronze Utensils: The Sustainable Alternative to Plastic & Stainless Steel” to learn more.
    3. Wellness and Holistic Living: People are incorporating traditional practices and materials into their lifestyles, and Kansa metal utensils are seen as a part of this mindful and conscious approach to everyday life.
    How to Incorporate Kansa Utensils from Kansawala into Your Home  -

    At Kansawala, the beauty and versatility of Kansa utensils extend beyond the kitchen. These exquisite pieces can seamlessly blend into your home decor, elevate your dining experience, and add a touch of elegance to your serving ware collection. Let's explore some creative ways to incorporate Kansa utensils from Kansawala into your own home:

    Kansa Dinnerware – 

    Upgrade your dining experience by using Kansa utensils as a unique alternative to traditional dinnerware. Replace ordinary plates with Kansawala's Dinner Set, 5 Pc Thali Plate Set, or Kansa 6 Pc Crockery Set.

    Kansa Serving Ware – 

    From decorative Kansa Katori to intricately designed Serving Bowl Set, Kansa utensils add a touch of sophistication to any table setting. Serve delicious appetizers or desserts in the Kansa Ice Cream Bowl set or present a delightful assortment of snacks on the Kansa Nasta Dish. Each piece at Kansawala is handcrafted with love and attention to detail, ensuring a stunning and memorable presentation.

    Kansa Home Décor – 

    Kansa utensils can also be incorporated into your home decor, adding a touch of timeless elegance. Display a collection of Kansa utensils like Kathiyawadi Soup Bowls, Bronze Cutlery set, Thali dinner set, etc on a kitchen shelf or as decorative accents on a dining room sideboard.

    Kansa Gifting – H6

    Consider presenting a loved one with a set of Kansa glasses or a Kansa Baby Dinner set from Kansawala that is perfect for any family occasion.

    Ayurvedic Practices Using Kansa Metal – 

    Incorporate Kansa utensils from Kansawala into your Ayurvedic practices. Use a Kansa Wand for promoting healthy skin. Kansa bowls are often used in massage therapies to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The gentle pressure and friction of the smooth Kansa metal against the skin may help improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow, potentially leading to a sense of rejuvenation and well-being. 

    Kansa Metal is a long-forgotten material that has been making a comeback in recent years. Its unique properties, durability, and versatility make it an ideal choice for many applications, from jewelry to kitchenware. As the demand for sustainable materials increases and more people look for ways to reduce their environmental footprints, Kansa Metal will no doubt become even more popular. With its beautiful finish and interesting history, it's easy to see why this ancient material is once again becoming a sought-after commodity. 

    Why Choose Kansawala?  - H7

    Read “Why Choose Kansawala For High-Quality Kansa Kitchen Utensils? “ to clear the confusion! So, if you want to go for the best in quality Kansa Utensils, do check out Kansawala’s Online store and make it a worthwhile journey.