BIDRIWARE - EXQUISITE CRAFT
Bidri is an important export handicraft of India. ‘Bidri’ is named after Bidar in Karnataka. Bidri is a metal inlay art which is developed in Bidar in the 14th Century during the rule of the Bahamani. Therefore, an art coming from such a place have signifies its cultural richness. It is a kind of Metal work in India, consisting essentially of damascening (fancy) of silver upon and some metal which is made black by coating. Bidriware is prized as a symbol of wealth.
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.