Bidri Papercutter Fish Shaped Handle with Leaf Design


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Description Bidri Papercutter Fish Shaped Handle with Leaf Design - 7 Inches x 1 Inches
Product SKU : TLH-45617 - Leaf
Size : 18 x 1.524 x 18.288 cm

This bidri papercutter has a fish shaped handle with leaf design. 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.

Some Special Facts:

  • Only 99% pure silver is used to make bidri products as it doesn’t lose its lustre with oxidisation
  • Surprisingly, gold inlay is not used for Bidri because the end products aren’t as elegant as silver ones
Sub-Category Bidri Products
Material Copper, Zinc, Silver
Pattern No
Brands TLH
Dimension 18x1.524x18.288 cm
Color N/A

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