Hand-forged Iron S-Hook
This hand-forged iron S-hook is from a local bazaar in the older neighbourhoods of Varanasi city. It 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, the hook and other such objects of utility are still available.
The form of the hook tapers into a beautiful curved loop. It can be used as a ceiling hook for suspended pots or even on railings to hang things of use. Or perhaps as a paperweight.
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
Size: 120mm x 62mm (Can vary +/- 5mm)
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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