This elegant tissue box cover features beautiful Bidri artwork. A perfect accent for any room, they are a stunning and unique way to display art in your home.

This product is handcrafted by artisans of the Bidri Metalcraft from Bidar in Karnataka. Bidri craft developed in the 14th century C.E. as a part of the Bahamani Sultanate with Persian inputs.

The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver. The design is beautiful and has a stunning black body that has a cool metallic look to it accentuated by the pure silver designs that communicates through the sheer skill of the artist due to the visual clarity of the handwork. The black night metal with the soothing warmth of silver inlays makes the contrast irresistible. 

This product is made by eight-stage manufacturing process. Casting of base structure from an alloy of copper and zinc metal (in the ratio 1:16) then smoothening of cast part by a file and the process of designing by chisels. The casting is further coated with a strong copper sulphate solution to gain a temporary black coating & freehand designing by engraving on it through small chisels & hammer.

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!

Cleaning Instruction: Apply few drops of coconut oil on item surface and clean with a dry cotton cloth.

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