Bidware is an eight hundred years old metal craft originated and developed in Bidar, Karnataka Southern India in fourteenth century during the reign of Bahamani Sultanate. The town still serves as a major manufacturing unit for this unique metalwork. Bidriware is made from the soil collected from the bottom of the ancient buildings inside the Bidar Fort. This soil is not exposed to the sun and rain for ages and has some chemical which gives lustrous black color to it. Bidriware goes enormous stages of tedious process of casting, polishing, engraving, inlaying and blackening of the alloy before it comes to your hand as a beautiful craft.
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