If you are looking for great looking Coasters for your favorite dining table, this is a must for you. Completely handmade with bidri work, these Coasters can be used to put your Cups and beverage glasses and make your guests smile. Isn't it great!
Size: 3x3 inches. Available as single piece.
What is Bidri :
These coasters are hand crafted by master craftsmen of Bidri art in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Bidriware (metal handicraft) is a striking inlay of artwork. It originated in Bidar, Karnataka in the 14th century. An alloy of Zinc & Copper metals, mixed in the ratio of 16:1, is inlaid with thin sheets of silver. The molten alloy is poured into a mould to get a cast piece. The surface is then smoothened and designs are etched freehand with a metal stylus. In the engraved design pure silver wires are inlaid by hammering. The pattern is not visible as yet. The artwork is then filed, polished, varnished and oxidized. For oxidizing a special variety of soil, available only in Bidar, is mixed with ammonium chloride and water. This paste is rubbed into the heated surface. The paste is then rinsed off and the scintillating silver design is revealed against the black backdrop. Finally, oil is applied to the article to give it a final touch of perfection.
Social Impact – At Craftsvilla we are dedicated to supporting the artisans, who have preserved our rich and diverse heritage and culture and are now finding it difficult to sustain it. We support them by providing them employment and bringing to the world their priceless art in the form of our products. Often we have been able to revive a form of art dying out, due to lack of funds and provide a source of income to countless families. Taking this one step further we have also established a Craftsvilla fund in support of these artisans.