Hand-forged Iron Chain Latch
This hand-forged iron chain latch is from a local bazaar in the older neighbourhoods of Varanasi city. It was and is predominantly used in old houses and constructions where it complements the rustic ambience and way of life. Though this very rustic Indian ambience is vanishing slowly, chain latches and other such objects of utility still have a market.
Simple, yet very effective, this chain latch can be used on a window or a door. It may also be used with a lock.
TWF Picks is a selection of ordinary objects sourced from the bazaars and markets of India. Each object speaks of the culture and tradition of the place it is found in. Some of the objects are at the end of their regular existence and making tradition. Being replaced either by badly made versions or in some cases being totally replaced by cheap plastic alternatives. TWF Picks is a way of making them available to an audience beyond their place of origin. Perhaps in the hope that this may prolong the memory of their existence and highlight the beauty of their ordinary-ness.
Material: Hand-forged iron. Unpainted, unpolished.
Size: Length of Chain: 250mm.
Note: Dimensions will vary from piece to piece. Iron will tend to rust. Pieces will exhibit marks of their handcrafted process.
Care: Rust may be prevented by painting or oiling the piece.
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