Metal craft is an art form that has been passed down the generations from a long
period of time. It is important type of handicraft that has flourished in India
with its excellent artistry and exquisite work. The royal metal wares and the beautiful
ornamentations in metal artefacts have always won the hearts of all with their intricate
work and style.
The metal crafts of Rajasthan comprises of artistic brass work, enamelled and engraved
silverware & metalware. Popular creations in silver include wine cups, silver embossed
decorative boxes, decorative human figures, cigaratte lighter cases and photo frames.
A variety of metal items are crafted in the state of Rajasthan. Brass, bronze, silver
and gold are used extensively in Rajasthan metal work. The silversmiths of the state
have gained considerable renown both within India and internationally due to their
Jaipur is the hub for chased, engraved, enamelled, lacquered and encrusted metalware.
A wide range of items, including vases, perforated lamps, table tops, fruit bowls,
planters, jewellery boxes and picture frames can be found. Ink wells, pen cases,
styluses, compasses and holders are the other outstanding brass, iron, or silver
items found in Rajasthan.
Jaipur also has a tradition of brass sculptures, well finished and polished to a
shine. Vivid enamel is also used to highlight the tracery on beaten brassware.
Traditional silver articles like handas or water containers, spice bottles, baskets
and trays are popular overseas white metal articles too, command sizeable export
Brass & Copperware
India is the largest brass and copper making region in the world with thousands
of establishments spread all over for articles made out of one or more pieces of
metal. Goods produced have an all India market, with a portion being exported to
other countries. Brass is another metal used in abundance in Rajasthani handicrafts....more
on Brass and Copperware
Gold & Silverware
Gold and Silverware Rajasthanis love gold and silver. They are considered the two
most precious metals. Apart from jewellery, these two metals, especially silver,
are also used to make objects of beauty and utility.
Rajasthanis create heavenly jewel boxes, hand mirrors, tiny containers, and curios
in silver, many a time encrusted with precious and semi-precious stones....more on
Gold and Silverware