Indian Art & Handicrafts

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bidri ware

The name comes from Bidar, a town in Karnataka, where craftsmen started making Bidri ware during the Mughal era. With its origin in Persia, the wares basically involve silver/brass inlays on copper-zinc alloy base. Quite naturally, the more the inlays, costlier the ware. While earlier this was used to decorate swords and weapons, later it brought under its gamut domestic items like vase, plate, goblet etc.

……a bidri ashtray that I bought at Kalanjali, Hyderabad……


At 7:16 AM, Blogger Aditi Das Patnaik said...

wow! i have trouble keeping pace with one and the other seems like a liability already...and you juggle with 4!

the arty stuff is cool though

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Venki, USA said...

Thanks. Art blogs are for vacations. I am on one right now.

I am not any serious writer. Don't have patience to write at length like u do in ur blogs. Ur thoughts are interesting.


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