Bidri Craft

Resurrecting the past and making it ‘here and now,’ we worked with a languishing group of craftsmen from Bidar, Karnataka who were abandoning their craft due to increasing irrelevance in the modern age. We interpreted this craft in a modern context and brought its awareness into center stage.

Bidri is created by casting an alloy of copper and zinc, hand etching designs into the metal and inlaying silver foil or wire into the grooves. The design works with a gradation of circular motifs of pure silver, making a piece of art with a compelling story of India’s fading and forgotten art and artisans.