Dhara Chatti, copper bowl with chains for suspension, India, 2005

Copper bowl used in Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy, Indian, c 2005.
A copper bowl with chains for suspension, known as a dhara chatti. It is used in Ayurvedic shirodhara therapy, where warm oil from a suspended pot is slowly poured onto the forehead. Usually prescribed for illnesses affecting the head, it is increasingly used by those seeking deep relaxation.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
2005
Inventory number :
2005-680