Arts & Crafts

Bidri Craft

Bidri craft is yet another craft that serves as the pride of the Telangana region. This unique art of silver engraved on metal has always enthralled people with its lure. History reveals that this amazing craft was brought by Iran migrants to the country. It involves various stages such as casting, engraving, inlaying and oxidizing.

The construction took almost a decade to complete and was consecrated in the same year by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. Birla Foundation, known for cThe name of this art form is derived from a town called Bidar (currently part of Karnataka) of the erstwhile Hyderabad state, located close to Hyderabad. Bidri art involves using black colors for surface ornamentation. It does not fade easily. It also accompanies gold and silver coatings. Bidri art involves using an alloy of Copper and Zinc, called Gunmetal. The art is also used for making Cigar, Huqqa buttons, flower vases, jewellery boxes and many more. Popular Bidri art gift articles that are very famous include cuff links, paper knives, key chains, and paperweights. Originating from Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, this craft commands popularity all over the world. onstructing other similar temples across the country is the patron of Birla Mandir at Hyderabad too.