Metal Crafts



Indian craftsmen had mastered the art of metallurgy 5000 years back. The lost wax process was known to the ancient craftsmen in making pots and sculptures. Metal craft is an integral part of the Indian ethos: pots, utensils, vessels, tools, weapons etc have been made out of a variety of material like iron, copper, bronze, bell metal, white metal, silver etc. The Ladakh region of Kashmir is known for traditional vessels made out of iron and brass. Moradabad is world famous for its array of utilitarian brassware.

Engraving using traditional motifs is also done on items made in Moradabad.

Making of bronze sculptures is common in Palitana in Gujarat, Vishnupur near Calcutta, Balasore in Orissa and all the Southern states.

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