The handicraft originates from Bidar district of Karnataka (India), which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware.
The craft was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans and is very famous for its amazing metalwork.
Bidriware is made from a blackened alloy of zinc and copper with thin sheets of pure silver.
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It undergoes an eight-stage process and due to its striking inlay artwork, bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth.