The Precious Black Metal of India
♠ A leaf from Indian History
You might have heard of Black metal but we don’t think you have truly confronted with the real yet, many foreign research institutes have been baffled to understand how the soil found at the fort of Bidar exhibits such magical oxidizing properties that turns zinc, a metal which is white in colour into sheer black when dipped in this rare soil.
Some proclaim that the soil has not seen light for centuries and some as an area of Alien spacecraft landing, however the answers still remains a mystery irrespective of many documents in internet claiming the true reason for such mysterious nature.
Imagine the beauty that lies with the Persian craft of inlaying Silver and Gold in a metal that turns mysteriously black, Bidri Work, a craft form that truly deserved the prestigious GI Tagged Status accorded by Government of India, recognized by World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Pride of Bidar
Bidriware, a 16th-century intricate craft of damascening Zinc with Silver and Gold, originally made its journey from Iran to the fort city of Bidar, Karnataka through the Bahmani Sultans for decorating their palaces and courts.
A Museum Treasure at London
Bidri Work articles are displayed at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the world’s largest museum of decorative arts & design and are also a major attractions in National Museum, New Delhi & Indian Museum, Kolkata
Energizing Bodily Ions
The Combination of Zinc and Copper, used as a conductor to transfer electricity in batteries, is believed to be an ancient craft form used to energize ions in the Body and the Black Metal is said to retain temperature (energy) within the Body. Both of these significance are found in none other than the 500 Years old spellbinding Craft form, the Bidri Handicrafts..
Common Names : Oxidised Jewellery • Black Metal Jewellery • Alloy Jewellery