The Khumbar:   The age of usage of baked pottery gave importance to the work 
of potters. Whole villages of potters were usually assembled around the source 
of clay. 
  The clay was shaped and moulded on the wheel which was spun manually, the 
clay product, wet but finished was dried and then baked in a kiln of firewood. 
Popular among these clay products were "Kunni" - round, wide mouth 
vessels, "Bhutkule" - pots, Mattulam - small, flat or deep bowls, "Koddem" - 
deep wide round vessels, also a lot of decorative and useful items were also 
made and graced every home. 
  The Chamar
  Wooden clogs gradually made way for the lighter and longer lasting leather 
footwear. the cobbler sole craftsman of his trade with a sharp blade needle, 
greases and slabs of leather fashioned footwear, made moulds and designed 
simple but wearable patterns for feet that had a lot of walking to do. 
  The chamar used to go house to house repairing and taking measurement for 
new footwear or could be found a little distance away from the tinto plying 
his trade. 
  The Mahar
  Using material like bamboo and cane and using only his hands the mahar, made 
a variety of products. 
  Baskets, cages, "Konde" - covered high baskets for storage of grain and 
onion. Wider spaced baskets were woven to cover roosting hens and chicks. 
Small square, flat baskets to carry flowers were made and used mostly in hindu 
  A triangular open ended "Sup" was used for dusting the husk form rice. These 
were among the few, everyday items made and sold in bulk. 
  The Barber
  The busiest trader, the barber usually sat under a tree or a makeshift 
shelter. Homemade oils for a relaxing massage, a sharp and shiny blade, a 
wooden or tortoise shell comb, a scissor and a small mirror which was usually 
held by the customer whilst the barber snipped and shaved away. 
  He also went over to the houses to perform the task and this usually was at 
the more affuent homes. 
  Other traditional Goan artisans include Shetty (goldsmith), Zo (idol makers 
who sculpt statues of wood and ivory). Chari (blacksmith), Chittari (Lacquer 
work artisan), Kansar who makes brass lamps and copper vessels.
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