Moradabad metal engraving is a fine and a delicate art. This craft shows traces of Islamic culture. There are many sharp tools used in the process of tracing the design on to the brass, silver and copper.Metal ornaments have been a rave in all ages and times. The attractive contrasts in colours and textures of metals have led to the evolution of metal ornamentation through techniques like inlay, overlay, applique, fixing of colours etc. The brassware industry in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh bloomed in early 19th century and the British took the art to foreign markets.