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About this Artisan

Bidri Ware

Bidri Ware employs skilled artisans in a southern Indian town. The artisans use an ancient handicraft skill that features alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of silver. The eight-stage process entails molding, smoothing, chiseling, engraving, silver inlaying, smoothing (again), buffing, and oxidizing. Through their employment with Bidri Ware, the artisans receive increased payment for their work, which allows them to better provide for their families.