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The following is a chronological study of the history of Bidri: 1422–1600 AD The history of bidriware is said to have begun with the reign of Ahmed Shah Al Wali Baihmani. The city of Bidar became the production centre for bidri since then. Ahmed Shah Al Wali Baihmani (1422–1436), the ninth…
The rich art of Bidar, bidri, is a legacy that has been carried forward for more than 400 years. With each passing year, bidri has undergone several changes at all levels of production. While some of the craft traditions have undergone massive change, or over a period, been erased from history…
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Vijay Madhukar Gawai, Bidri mastercraftsman, speaks on the genealogy of the metal craft, the complex crafting process, and the recent status of Bidriware with changing patronage, new themes and motifs, as well as the demand for authentic 'traditional' Bidriware.