This Shahnai Vase with star bidri work will create a sophisticated aura in the living room. Striking silver against a deep, dark black, one that does not fade with time. These defining characteristics of bidriware from Bidar, Karnataka in Southern India bears testimony to the fine craftsmanship involved in creating this metal inlay work.
This beautiful craft, with its 500 year old history, continues to be centered around the soil of Bidar used in its creation. Artisans lay special emphasis on the quality, often determining it by placing the soil on their tongue, a skill passed from one generation to the next.