- Handmade Bidri Round Stud
These delicately handcrafted Bidri studs compliment any outfit for a minimalist look. Their simplistic yet striking design of contrast play between the black alloy and the silver motifs make them perfect when styled up for a night out or styled down for a day in.
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.