Bidri Art is the most unique and prized metalware in India. Its striking pure silver inlay artwork and blackened alloy body; a result of the unique soil from Bidar, has made it one of India’s most important handicraft exports.
Bidri Art got its name from the township of Bidar in Karnataka, India. It originated as a 14th Century craft, developed during the Bahmani Empire from a blend of Turkish, Persian and Arabic styles. For centuries, it was patronized by kings and royalty. Today it is prized as a symbol of wealth in homes across the world.