Metalware of Andhra Pradesh

Metalware of Andhra Pradesh


The brassware craft of Andhra Pradesh has been in existence for about 1,300 years. The sheet metal work in brass and silver from Pembarthi and Warangal is known for its leaf and flower motifs. The designs are traditional and innovative and the products are both utilitarian and ornamental. A very popular motif is that of a stylised goose. The articles made include pots, flower vases, lamp stands, panels, napkin rings, curtain rings, paper weights, and door handles. The well-known coin metal items from the city of Hyderabad are crafted from brass scrap. The scrap is moulded and pressed in the shape of coins and other forms as required. These items are then given a silver coating. The products include ice tongs, cutlery, and a larger range of utility items.

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