Karnataka is the land of fascinating natural beauty and rich heritage and culture. The handicrafts of Karnataka reflect the skilful craftsmanship of the artisans of Karnataka. Bidriware is one such exquisite handicraft of Karnataka which developed in the village of Bidar in Karnataka.
It is believed that people from Iran brought this art to Karnataka. The people of Persia in the 14th century used this artwork to make different things.
Made by using two metals zinc and copper, the Bidriware artifacts are formed. From finely crafted hookahs to goblets, paan boxes, bowls, plates, pen holders, letter openers, and bangles it is used to make various articles.
Bidriware of Karnataka is the art of encrusting one metal into the other. The metal used in Bidriware does not get affected by rust but instead but brings a new lustre to the metal.
The product has to pass through an intensive stage of casting, polishing, engraving and blackening before the final product is ready to be sold in the market.
There is a huge demand for the Bidriware products in Karnataka. On your tour to Karnataka drop into check out the exquisite and intricate designs of Bidriware which is a specialty of Karnataka handicrafts.