METAL CRAFTS (GI)

  • UTTARAKHAND TAMTA PRODUCT
  • BANARAS GULABI MEENAKARI CRAFT
  • ARANMULA KANNADI
  • BASTAR DHOKRA
  • THAWA (THEVA)  ART WORK (GOLD WORK ON GLASS)
  • MORADABAD METAL CRAFT
  • BENGAL DOKRA
  • PEMBARTHI METAL CRAFT
  • BENARAS METAL REPOUSE CRAFT
  • SILVER FILIGREE OF KARIMNAGAR
  • TEMPLE JEWELLERY OF NAGERCOIL
  • ADILABAD DOKRA
  • BELL METAL WARE OF DATIA AND TIKAMGARH
  • BIDRIWARE
  • NACHIARKOIL KUTHUVILAKKU (NACHIARKOIL LAMP)
  • THANJAVUR ART PLATE
  • BASTAR IRON CRAFT
  • SWAMIMALAI BRONZE ICONS

The art of metal work is known to Indians for almost 5000 years from now. The beautiful image of the dancing girl from Mohanjodaro bears testimony of this fact. This indicates the high level of workmanship attained by ancient craftsmen. Traditionally, Indian craftsmen have been using different metals like iron, copper, silver and alloys like bronze, bell metal, white metal etc., to produce items such as pots, pans, utensils, photo frames, sculptures of deities, mythological figures and animals. In the field of metal work a variety of styles are seen in different parts of India.