Handcrafted black silver inlay bidri earring
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This exquisite jewelry piece is made in 800 years old traditonal handicraft technique called 'Bidri' named after the city of Bidar, Karnataka. The intricate Silver motifs are artistically etched in pure Silver wires over an amalgam of metals such as copper and zinc which ushers the alloy a unique deep black color. Bidri reminds one of the silvery stars against a dark sky. The underlying concept is ''Beauty in contrast'' with brilliant monochrome Black & Silver at play. One look at the ''objets d’art'' created reveals the intricate and excellent workmanship involved. Traditionally created for royalty in Home Decor items, this Bidri experiment in Jewelry is indeed a treat for art connoisseurs all across the world. Bidri artwork is a form of metal handicrafts. It is named after Bidar, a city in Karnataka where it is widely practiced. It was developed in the 14th century. Bidri is made from an oxidized alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with pure silver. It is prized as a symbol of wealth. To Create this Collection artisan needs to follow eight stage process: The eight stages are moulding, smoothening by file, designing by chisels, engraving by chisel and hammer, pure silver inlaying, smoothening again, buffing, and finally oxidizing by soil and ammonium chloride. In this collection, the soil plays a very important role. It is believed to possess special properties that help oxidization giving it a beautiful blackened appearance. Artisan Story : Sulechana - I love to do this artwork. My entire family is dedicated to Bidri artwork. Bidri was part of my childhood and now my livelihood as an adult.
Product Specification :
• Size- Length X Width : 4 x 2.5 centimeters( 1.75 x 1 inches)
• Materials: Alloy with Pure Silver inlay work
• Colour hues may slightly vary from that which appears in the image
• Photo credits and appreciation goes to our vendor who have shot the images themselves
• Spot clean only
• Store in clean and dry place, away from insects, dust, excessive light and moisture