26-8-2016: Indian Metal Craft Miniature Sheet


The Metal Craft of India which had attained the status of fine art since the Harappan period, on this occasion Department of Posts released six commemorative postage stamps on Indian Metal Craft. All these intricately carved and ornate metal artefacts reflect the artistic and creative skills of the artisans of India. The crafts of each state of India reflect the influence of different empires. The craft is embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities. Metal crafts include work using zinc, copper, brass, silver and gold. Some of the traditional ancient handicraft styles are Metal Craft, Dhokra, and Kamrupi ‘Bidriware’ has its origins in the township of Bidar, which is still the main centre for the manufacture of unique metalware.

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