Lahore Copper and Brass
Pakistani metal work predominantly uses copper, brass and bronze with geometric and floral designs formed by chasing, engraving and casting the various metals. Most of the copper and brass objects on display are from the Kasera Bazaar in Lahore, which is famous for its metalwork. Domestic copper and brass items are usually tinned, or lined with tin plate, as copper reacts with acidic foods and can make the food taste unpleasant, as well as occasionally causing mild poisoning. The tinning process is known as qalai.