This exquisite piece is handmade with Bidri craft. The intricate silver motifs are artistically etched in pure silver wires over an amalgam of metals such as copper and zinc; which gives the alloy a unique deep black color.
This beautiful handheld mirror is minimalist, stylish & can easily fit into a small clutch or handbag.
WHE, short for Women, Handcrafted & Eco-friendly, is a design-driven social enterprise with a vision to employ marginalized women from rural artisanal clusters using pro-Planet material & processes as the sole design inspiration. All their products are handcrafted with the hallmark of Love, Mindfulness and Eco-consciousness.
The profitability from your purchase is invested in the life-skill training of several women. Thier impact story includes 500+ trained women, 13+ empowered craftsgroup, 4000 kilos+ of waste upcycled & counting!
From a small town in Karnataka called Bidar, comes an ancient art - taught to local artisans by the Persians - passed down from generation to generation for the past 400 years.
Bidri is the art of inlaying silver or gold on black metal. It involves 4 laborious & highly skilled techniques - melting the alloy, casting the article, engraving & inlaying the design and finally, oxidizing. The black colour of the metal comes from a special variety of soil which is found only in the unlit portions of the Bidar fort.
Keep away from moisture. Wipe with coconut oil if silver becomes oxidised.
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