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workshop on 'Metals in Mewar: from Bronze to Steel' concludes

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21 Dec, 22 10:07
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workshop on 'Metals in Mewar: from Bronze to Steel' concludes

Udaipur. The three-day workshop by Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur, finished with a visit to Mewar's rich mine 'Jawar' in the journey from ancient metal art and mining of Mewar to present-day metal steel.
On the closing occasion, the Chief Administrative Officer of Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur, Bhupendra Singh Auwa, said that iron was obtained from Mandalgarh, Jahajpur, Badi Sadri, etc., in Mewar. In ancient times, Jawar was a prosperous city for a long time, where the fort (palace) was of great importance. But the iron used to come out of Vigod's mines was good, and more, people used to buy more utensils made of iron there. Similarly, silver and lead came from the mines of Javar. Two thousand years ago, the methods of obtaining metals in Javar were similar and rich to the developed forms of Europe. The remains of those furnaces for getting metal in Javar can be seen even today. Somewhere their evidence is available in the remains of old houses.
Dr. Vandana Singh, a Consultant Conservator of the City Palace Museum, presented necessary information on the metal used in the weapons and protective armor stored in the City Palace Museum, its art, its use, and its maintenance. Also, Dr. Vandana Singh elaborated on her views on the revival of traditional metal craftsmanship in Mewar and presented a blade-making process demonstration.
Dr. Hasmukh Seth, Associate Curator, City Palace Museum, Udaipur, presented a lecture on the archaeological sources of weapons in Mewar. Jordan Lamothe of the USA highlighted the Damascus technique of the rich art of gold and silver ornamentation on Indian weapons. The workshop featured a live demonstration of Indian scientific technology used to preserve and conserve traditional weapons. Along with this, Koftgari artists Rahul Chauhan and Sandeep Chauhan enthused everyone by showing several demonstrations of Koftgari work.
On the closing day of the office, all the participants were taken on a tour of Jawar, the place of origin of zinc. Dr. Arvind Kumar of the Geological Survey of India showed everyone the sites of ancient zinc mining and smelting and made them aware of the historical proofs related to silver mining and smelting in Javar. All the participants felt proud to see the place which gave the knowledge of zinc to the whole world.
In the end, on behalf of the Foundation, Dr. Seth gave everyone a vote of thanks.
 


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