(Last Updated on : 28-01-2016)
Metal craft of Uttar Pradesh has gained its appraisal for its range of brass items. The artisans of this state create different utilitarian items along with ornaments.
The metal craft of Uttar Pradesh is highly acclaimed for the forms it has created with different metals that include household items like pots, trays, bowls and decorative pieces are made here and are decorated with intricate etching. Electroplated brass and copper items and items made of white metal are also made in Moradabad. The artisans also create sculptures of deities made of brass, copper and white metal with 'sada' (plain) or 'sia kalam' engraving. This place is noted for coloured enamelling and intricate engravings in niello. A superb variation of metal craft that exhibits the artistry of the craftsmen is the metal-wire inlay work that has panels and pictures depicting attractive scenes. Mirzapur has also emerged as one of the important brass industries of Uttar Pradesh.
One of the renowned places of Uttar Pradesh that flaunt the whole host of mythological images and emblem created with great artistry on metal is Varanasi. In recent times, Mirzapur has also emerged as one of the important brass industries of Uttar Pradesh. The created metal items have gained their popularity in the local as well as Indian market.
Though the metal craft of Uttar Pradesh has a hue of tradition in the creations, the craftsmen also make items keeping in mind the modern trend and choice of the buyers. They create modern streamlined articles of Swedish design in polished brass or burnished copper that suit the need of modern accessories and sophisticated interior decoration.
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