On a trip to India we had the privilege of meeting the artisans of Taja8 who create many of the Tara jewellery items that we sell. Taja8 is based in the village of Pataudi, 60 kilometres west of Delhi.
Until you actually see something being handmade it is hard to envisage the skill of the artisans and the complexity of the work.
The production process of Taja8’s pillboxes, from the first cut of the metal sheet to the last polish of the finished article, involves 21 steps! The craftsmen work in a team to produce around 50 to 60 boxes a day.