The stick lac was brought in from the western jungles by low castes or semi- aboriginal tribes. ... It is then well rubbed by the hand till the colouring matter has been thoroughly extracted. ... It is then squeezed out, either in thin sheets upon an earthen cylinder, when it becomes shellac, or in dabs upon a plantain stalk, ... articles, e.g., bracelets, ink-pots, rulers, cups, pots and toys, such as imitations of fruits, flowers and animals, which were said to be of good design and workmanship.
|Author||:||India. Census Commissioner|