About The Craft
Bidriware developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. 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. Traditionally, various flowers, leaves, geometric designs, human figures, stylized poppy plants, etc. are commonly found on the items. Demand for the patterns of Persian roses and passages from the Quran in Arabic script are also in great demand in the West.
About The Artist
Shah Rasheed Ahmed Quadri hails from a well-known family engaged with Bidri craft. He practised under his family elders until 1970. When Rasheed ji started working independently, he introduced various, new self-designed patterns and played a vital role to develop the Bidri craft. Rasheed ji has won numerous awards for his work over the years, including The State Award of 1984, The National Award of 1988, The Dist. Karnataka Rajya Utsav Award of 1996, and The Great Indian Achievers Award of 2004. He has also taken part in exhibitions and demonstrations across the globe, in destinations such as Holland, Barcelona, Chicago, Bahrain and Oman.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
213 total visits