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Bidriware is a Silver Metal Art exclusive to Bidar, Karnataka. The very name “Bidri Art” is Originated from Bidar, and Bidriware Handicraft is a glorious heritage of Bidar. It is considered as a symbol of royalty and wealth in India.
Bidriware is a special type of Silver Art called Damascening in silver. Its name is originated from Bidar where the skill in Bidri Art was developed during the time of Ahmed Shah Bahamani (1422 A.D.- 1436 A.D). This emperor, who was a lover of art and literature had set up a training center for Bidri workers at Bidar. This art was praised by Nizams also. The contrast between the black oxidized background and the shiny silver inlay gives glory to Bidriware. The motifs introduced were typically from the fort of Bidar. The Bidri Craft follows both Traditional and Modern designs.
Bidriware strikes attractive features of Black Background with an Inlay of Silver. Bidriware Craft is an alloy of zinc, copper and other non-ferrous metals. Pretty designs are carved on it and thereafter, thin silver wires are hand etched on a Zinc-based metal. It is then dipped in a solution prepared with the Soil available only around the Bidar fort. The soil found at the fort of Bidar exhibits magical oxidizing properties. it turns zinc, a white metal into sheer black ware, while pure silver inlay retains its original color. The zinc alloys turn into a lustrous black so that inlaid silver contrasts stunningly with dark Background.
The innovation in Bidri Art lies in the way the metal was made. Initially, it was made by embedding a part of gold or silver on a base made of steel or copper.
The idea was to make the metal affordable yet holding its charm.
People around the world are interested in buying this Silver Artwork that is simple yet stylish in nature.
GI Tagged offers a huge collection of Elegant Bidriware Online. You can feel its elegance and sophistication in various products like bidri jewelry, bidri earrings, bidri bangles, pendants, decorative bidri vase, lamps, cardholders, house decoration pieces like peacocks, etc.
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