(Last Updated on : 01-03-2014)
Metal craft of Jharkhand is included in the list of well known crafts because of the amalgamation of style, native designs and gorgeous looks of the created items. The metal craft of Jharkhand displays a wide range of utilitarian items including decorative items and jewelleries.
The metal crafts of Jharkhand are praiseworthy because of the creativity they show in using different materials and suitable designs according to the metals. The craftsmen of Jharkhand create weapons, ornaments, hunting implements and agricultural equipments out of metals. Gold and silver are basically used in creating jewelleries while sometimes iron is used to create weapons mainly for defensive purposes, hunting and agricultural equipments. The Tentri community and Malhar are adept in creating different articles from different materials and the works they exhibit have gained appraisal in different parts of the states as well as the country. The jewelleries are simple yet have a certain mark of elegance with clarity of ethnicity. Even the tribal people create household articles that are basically made from iron.
The metal craft of Jharkhand has gained popularity in the state but in some places of India, due to its less popularization, it has not received the acknowledgement it deserves. As the tribal people are lea accustomed with the urban culture and the industrial strategies like advertisement and other forms of promotion, it has been remaining as a form of tribal art.
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