Black & Silver Gift
Gift Artisanal Handcrafted Crafts this Valentine's Day.
Surprise your fiancé with artfully crafted bidri jewelry for her or a vase with star bidri work to create a sophisticated aura in the living room. These bidri craft items are made up of zinc and copper with pure silver inlay work. Striking silver against a deep, dark black, one that does not fade with time.
Bidri craft developed in the 14th century C.E. as a part of the Bahamani Sultanate with Persian inputs. This product is made by eight-stage manufacturing process. It starts with the casting of base structure from an alloy of copper and zinc metal. Then pure silver wire or sheet inlaying in engraved portion of casting & silver inlaid part smoothening again by buffing and finally oxidizing (to make it black) of silver inlaid casting by baking it in liquid mixture of Bidar soil and ammonium chloride. During this oxidising process, only casting becomes black & pure silver remains shining!