Bidri Craft Curio - Elephant (Set of 2). Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Karnataka, developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. Due to its striking pure silver inlay artwork, Bidriware was always considered to be a prized possession. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver.
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Material : Metal & Pure Sliver
Craft : Bidri Craft
State : Karnataka
Country of Origin : India
Colour : Black & Sliver
Measurements : Large - Height - 3.5" x Length - 3.5" x Width -1" / Small - Height - 2.5" x Length - 3" x Width - 0.5"
Product weight : 430 Grams
Special Attention : Handcrafted. Kindly allow for minor defects
Shipping Info : Dispatched in a maximum of 25 to 30 business days. Returns accepted within 12 days of delivery.
UOM : Set
Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Karnataka, developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. Due to its striking inlay artwork, Bidriware is prized as a symbol of wealth. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver. Bidriware originated in ancient Persia and is a mix of Turkish, Persian & Arabic influences, intermingled with local styles from which a unique craft form was born. Abdullah bin Kaiser, a craftsman from Iran was invited by the Sultan Ahmed Shah Bahmani to work on decorating the royal palaces and courts. It is rumoured that Kaiser integrated his skills with those of the local craftsmen, giving rise to a unique craft form, ‘Bidri’ under the rule of Second Sultan Alauddin Bahmani.