.This stunning unique artwork was originally gifted by Persian artists and introduced to Indians in the 14th century under the Bahamani Sultans who ruled over Bidar, Karnataka State.
A beautiful amalgam of metals such as copper and zinc, Bidri contains the pure qualities of both the metals. The black color of the Bidri metal is obtained from zinc while copper contributes to the temporary color of the metal. Several intricate designs have been experimented with this type of metal, while maintaining the visual and aesthetic appeal intact. Bidri art is indeed a treat for art collectors and connoisseur’s all across the world.
Currently, Bidriware is produced mostly in Karnataka, in a small township known as Bidar. This craft was deeply loved in ancient times, and was appreciated by royalty.
The journey of Bidriware from ancient to modern India is incredibly rich and interesting. The origins of Bidriware culture starts from Persia, but it gets its unique look after its fusion with Indian culture. The popularity of Bidriware has been increasing day by day across the globe. Bidriware places itself as the largest exported handcraft in the world from India
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