Origin: Bidriware is a craft exclusive to Bidar, 16th century capital town of Bahamani Sultan.
History: The skill in this art was developed during the time of Ahmed Shah Bahamani (1422 A.D – 1436 A.D), who was a lover of art and literature and had set up a training centre for Bidri workers at Bidar. This art was encouraged by the Nizams also. The crafts follow both traditional and modern designs.
Uniqueness: Bidiware is an alloy of zinc, copper and other non -ferrous metals.
The motifs adopted were generally from the fort of Bidar.