WHAT IT IS: this particular piece is called the 'katra' the colloquial term for a 45 degree joint between the edges of two surfaces. to get a clean katra joint in itself requires a certain level of skill and great understanding of material.
being hand carved in a floral pattern and achieving this level of finish, it became impossible to think of any other name to summarise this piece of furniture.
katra is a 6 seater dining table, designed and completely hand crafted in old burma teak by some incredible craftsmen from Rajasthan.
the making: in a grid of forty segments, pieces of teakwood pressed veneer were angled in different ways based on their grains, placed with a 2mm groove between them. a final layer of toughened glass formed the table top. the kalakaarihaath postcard series, designed as a documentation and shout out to the traditional hand crafts of India, are laid in an alternating pattern under the glass.
WHO MADE IT: handcrafted by karigar Premchand, Suraj, Umesh Vardhaman and Ismyle.
BODY: solid burma teakwood
TOP: TABLE TOP: 12mm Saint Gobain toughened glass with bevelled edges.
GRID: teakwood pressed veneer angled based on natural grain patterns placed with 2mm grooves between each other.
solid burma teak strip laid in grid.
KALAKAARIHAATH POSTCARDS: hand illustrated postcards depicting the various hand crafts of India on canvas fabric.
SIDE: hand carved teak wood in floral pattern laid at 45 degree angles.
hand carved teak wood in geomteric pattern laid above floral pattern strip.
LEGS: solid burma teakwood tapering at the bottom with top groove detail.
FINISH: clear matt ducco polish
COLOUR: natural shade
VARIATION: colour can be matched to existing furniture setting | polish shade of choice
for your information:
SIZE: 62” x 37” x 34” // L X B X H // customisation possible.
SHIPPING: give us 25-30 days to handcraft and dispatch your katra!