- Bidri Thoran Choker Necklace
This piece of handcrafted Bidri Thoran choker with pure silver inlay is the perfect compliment to enhance the look of your outfit.
The intricate yet striking design of the monochrome contrast play between the black alloy and the silver motifs, make them perfect when styling it for an evening look or a casual day time look.
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.