Bidri Metalcraft Workshop

Gyaan Adab

Invites you to

Bidri Metalcraft Workshop

In association with

Heart for Art

Make and take home your own Bidriware Masterpiece!

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Master artisan Saleemuddin & team informed the participants about the rich tradition of the 400 year old Bidri craft. They learnt the art of making and using moulds, melting the metal, working on the moulded piece, oxidising it to an elegant black and then engraving and filling it with silver, copper or bronze.

ABOUT BIDRI METALCRAFT

The term 'Bidri' originates from the township of Bidar, Karnataka which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metal-ware. It is considered as a mix of Turkey, Persia and Arabic countries which blended with the local styles giving birth to a unique art form known as “Bidriware”.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Mohammad Salimuddin, Bidri Youth Mandal president, has been leading a self-help group working towards sustaining this craft. He is one of the torchbearers and has been instrumental in promoting Bidri craft. With his collaborative efforts more than 200 families are able to make a livelihood. His group’s efforts have been commendable, a ray of hope for a better future.

 

DATE: Saturday, 1st July
TIME: 4 – 7 PM
REGISTRATION:
Early Bird – Rs.950/-
On Spot – Rs.1250/-