A kulhad, also known as a kulhar or kullar, is a traditional handle-less terracotta or clay cup widely used in India, particularly for serving hot beverages like tea or sometimes lassi (a yogurt-based drink).
These cups are typically handmade from clay. They are usually small in size and have a rounded shape, with a slightly tapering design towards the bottom.
Kulhads are popular for serving beverages due to several reasons:
1. Natural Insulation: The porous nature of the clay material helps in retaining heat, keeping the beverage warm for a more extended period without burning your hands.
2. Eco-Friendly: As they are made from natural clay, kulhads are environmentally friendly and biodegradable, unlike disposable cups made from plastics or other materials.
3. Enhanced Flavor: Some believe that the use of clay cups enhances the taste of the beverage, adding a distinct earthy flavor to the tea or other drinks served in them.
Kulhads are commonly used at local tea stalls (chaiwalas) or by street vendors across India. They contribute to a traditional and authentic cultural experience, particularly in rural areas, where they are embraced for their simplicity, eco-friendliness, and connection to indigenous practices. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in using kulhads as part of sustainable and eco-conscious initiatives to reduce plastic waste in the country.
Pottery Details - PotteryDen Kulhad
- Set of 4
- Hand Painted, Hand Textured, Ceramic
- Oven, Microwave, and Dishwasher safe
- Ideal for Tea, Coffee and cold beverage
Color: Ocean blue shaded
- Height 8 cm
- Diameter 7 cm
- Volume 100 ml
Pottery Weight: 800 Grams