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Bidriware, Bidriware art and craft, Bidriware art of Karnataka, Bidriware Arts & Crafts In Karnataka, Karnataka Arts CraftsBidriware is a craft exclusive to Bidar, the 16th century capital town of the Bahamani Sultanate. Pretty designs are engraved on it with a growing chisel. Thereafter it is inlaid with pure silver wire which is then polished with a buffing machine. The zinc alloy turns a lustrous black so that the inlaid silver contrasts attractively with the dark background.

Bidar in north Karnataka is a famous center for bidriware-a well-developed craft, which includes the exploit of a metal plate of an alloy made of zinc, copper, tin, and lead. This craft had its birth during the rule of the Bahamani kings. Bidri articles include ornamental jugs, bowls, plates, penholders, candlesticks, and even paper knives.


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