The beauty of the aesthetic designs and patterns etched in silver against the deep black color makes the products appealing to the eye and draws a large number of consumers world-wide.
Origin: Bidar, Karnataka
The unique aspect of the Bidri craft is the soil used to ornament the art objects. This soil has not received rain or sunlight for centuries and is only collected by artisans from the inner areas of the Bidar Fort.
The world-famous craft of making art plates is only present in the city of Thanjavur. These art plates, or ‘tri metalwork,’ are designed by almost 250 artisans of the Vishwakarma community.
In the ancient times, these art plates were used as souvenirs and tokens of thanks given out to all the visitors who set foot in the Thanjavur Maratha kingdom. These art plates became the epitome of paying respect to the guests.
Pachchikari, marble inlay work is a remarkable art form that became an essential feature of Mughal architecture in India.
In India it developed in different stages during the sixteenth and seventeenth century as practiced under Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
The craft of mirror or glass inlay was first adorned in the walls of the Mughal and then the Rajput palaces. It has since then moved on to be used in decorating dwellings of merchants and common folk.
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Origin: Udaipur, Rajasthan
This craft was honed in India during the Mughal era and later was lent to many applications. In the winter palaces of Udaipur, it was used to spread the light and warmth of the candles.
Taking inspiration from their surroundings this craft involves the use of paper pulp for creating beautiful artifacts painted by expert craftsmen in lifelike images of kingfishers, maple leaves and other motifs.
Great tributes have been paid to Kashmir artists for their cleverness and ability to copy even the minutest details of the figures they wish to recreate.