|Description||Bidri Elephant Figurine Checkboard Design - 4 Inches x 4 Inches
Size :3 x 9.9822 x 9.9822 cm
Product SKU : TLH-73419
This bidri showpiece is of an elephant with its trunk raised and a silver checkboard design engraved on its back. It is handcrafted by skilled artisans in Bidar, Karnataka.
In the 13th century, a well established Persian technique of inlaying silver and gold onto copper or steel was introduced in India, probably by the followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. In the 14th century, Sultan Alauddin Bahamani got his master craftsman Abdullah bin Kaiser to work wit local artisans and they produced a black alloy made from copper and zinc that was used instead of silver and gold. This is how this world famous art form with its striking pure silver inlay came to be called Bidri.
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|Material||Copper, Zinc, Silver|