Metal craft is not only considered as the finest, but it is also one of Indian’s ancient crafts, dating back to thousands of years. Brassware is quite popular as handicrafts made of Brass are considered highly attractive, artistic and they are also attributed religious importance for rituals.
In Telangana, popular metal handicrafts using Brass are made in Pembarthi of Warangal district, which is widely known for the exquisite sheet metal art works. The art of Brassware witnessed glory during the period of the Kakatiya dynasty in Telangana.
The state has a rich history of outstanding workmanship of the Metal workers or the “Vishwakarmas” who create visually delightful brassware. Moreover, most of the ancient temples in Telangana region were built under the patronage of the Kakatiya rulers; these temples bear the signature style of craftsmen who create excellent items using Brass.
The metal craft reached the pinnacle of perfection following the higher degree of skills that were displayed by the master craftsmen. There are lamps, flower vases, kalasams, pedants and many other objects created of varied sizes and shapes using Brass. These captivate the attention of buyers, for their shine and outstanding look. It has become an essential artefact in every handiwork exhibition and has also become synonymous with Telangana’s metal art and heritage with a wide range of attractive products created such as paandaans, perfume containers or Ittar pots, hanging metal Chandeliers or Jhummars, vases, special plaques and mementos. Artefacts created using Brass are not only popular but also strike a chord with art lovers and buyers, due to its unique attraction and charm.