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Decode the art of Koftgiri IN UDAIPUR

Introduced in India during the Mughal era by Persian craftsmen initially, the art of Koftgiri flourished amongst the Sikligar Community who were masters in the craft of weaponry. At first, the Sikligar community created intricately embellished yet functional weapons for Mughal and Rajput warriors, but, with under the growing patronage of Rajasthan rulers, the art rapidly thrived in Udaipur. This unique inlay and outlay art was used in imperial Mughal India to decorate the arms and weaponry of the rulers. The intricate process involves inlaying or outlaying different metals into one another – typically gold and silver onto iron objects.

The whole process involved in this archaic art is herculean and fascinating at the same time. Get a firsthand experience of the intricate process involved in this traditional art as you watch the artisans scratching the surface of the metal object to be embroidered till it forms a fine lined surface. The metal object is then heated and cooled, post which it is clasped and the elaborate process of embedding begins. A crosshatching pattern is drawn on the chafed surface with silver and gold wires which is pressed and flattened using nothing else but a hakik stone (Quartz). Get mesmerized as you watch experienced Koftgiri artisan make these masterpieces during an exclusive demonstration.

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