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19thc Indian Bidriware tray

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Good example of a 19thc Indian Bidri tray inlaid with silver.
Bidriware (Kannada: ಬಿದ್ರಿ ಕಲೆ ) is a metal handicraft from Bidar. It was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans.[1] The term 'Bidriware' originates from the township of Bidar, which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware.[2] Due to its striking inlay artwork, Bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver.

Bidriware Tray