Metal Crafts

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.
Metal Crafts  
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 superior skills.
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 markets.

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