Tortoise Ash Tray

Tortoise Ash Tray

Tortoise Ash Tray

Regular price ₹​ 1,000

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.

Add an edge of elegance to your home with our handcarved tortoise ash tray, that celebrate the traditional craftsmanship of Bidri art. "