Bidriware Art


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    • Bidri craftsman Shah Rasheed Ahmed Quadri thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after receiving Padma Shri Award by President Droupadi Murmu.


    • Bidriware is a metal handicraft from the city of Bidar in Karnataka.
    • This art form has obtained a Geographical Indications (GI) Tag.


    • Bidriware techniques are influenced by Persian art. 
    • Flowers, leaves and geometric designs are commonly used Patterns.
    • The metal used is white brass that is blackened and inlaid with silver. 
    • Bidri artisans blacken their wares using soil obtained from a 15th-century fort in Bidar, which is rich in potassium nitrate.

    Bahmani Sultanate

    • This craft was developed by the Bahamani sultans who ruled Bidar in the 14th–15th centuries. 
    • The Bahmani Sultanate was the first independent Muslim kingdom of the Deccan.
    • It was founded in 1347 by Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah.
    • It later split into five successor states that were collectively known as the Deccan sultanates.

    Source: ET