This special Raksha Bandhan edit exudes handcrafted regal elegance & brilliance like no other. These exquisite cuff links are made in several centuries-old traditional handicrafts called 'Bidri'.The eye-catching motifs are artistically etched in pure silver wires over an amalgam of metals such as copper and zinc which ushers the alloy a unique deep black color. It is a craft-intensive eight-fold process that includes molding, smoothening, designing & engraving all done by master artisans of Bidar. The understated aesthetics of these silver cufflinks is matched with a complimentary eco-friendly monochrome Gift box and a personalized Letter handwritten by our own artisan on recycled paper. Disclaimer: This product has been made by hand and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of human involvement in the process.
About The Collection
Bidri artwork is a form of metal handicrafts. It is named after Bidar, a city in Karnataka where it is widely practiced. It was developed in the 14th century. Bidri is made from an oxidized alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with pure silver. It is prized as a symbol of wealth. To Create this Collection artisan needs to follow eight stage process: The eight stages are molding, smoothening by file, designing by chisels, engraving by chisel and hammer, pure silver inlaying, smoothening again, buffing, and finally oxidizing by soil and ammonium chloride. In this collection, the soil plays a very important role. It is believed to possess special properties that help oxidization giving it a beautiful blackened appearance.
About Master Artisan
I love to do this artwork. My entire family is dedicated to Bidri artwork. Bidri was part of my childhood and now my livelihood as an adult.
Handmade Bidri Pure Silver Inlay Round Cuff Links