The Tambat community was initially known for their expertise in making copper weapons for the Maratha army. With changing times, they have now pivoted their role to craft objects of daily use. The community traces its roots to the western coastal region of India, which eventually migrated to Pune. The craft community flourished during the reign of Peshwa, as they furnished their military and worship needs.
Tambat kaam of Pune can be identified by the indentations all over the surface, thus giving it a unique aesthetic look and simultaneously strengthening the material. Heirloom copper vessels still hold their importance in Hindu and Jain religious rituals.
Contemporary space design, jewellery and wellness are some of the areas where Tambat Kaam has potential. Pure copper being highly ductile and malleable, can be flexibly experimented with other compatible materials. Such pieces can find possible applications ranging from toys & stationery to tableware.