Uruli

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Big Uruli made of Bronze

'Uruli'(உருளி)is a traditional cookware extensievly used in South India. It is also pronounced as Urli and commonly made of clay, copper and bronze. The name Uruli is derived from the Tamil word "Urulai" [உருளை] which means a round bowl. Urulis were used in home for cooking and in ayurvedha to make medicines. Now Urulis are used as a decorative bowl to float flowers which is a part of South Indian tradion.

The uruli can be found in many traditional Malayali homes ,which show them in several sizes, like the small ones that have a more decorative function or also the very large “varpul”,that are used for cooking in big occasions that require a big amount of food. With its shallow circular shape this vessel is also used to display the kani for the vishu (local New Year) and these days is present in many resorts and hotels decorations.

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