Firstly, brass is an alloy composed of copper and zinc and is known for its hardness. It has a gold-like appearance and is used extensively for making aesthetic handicraft pieces and decorative items.
Brass idols, brass lamps and a variety of other items are the popular brass handicrafts in India. It is also used to make several other items. For example, plumbing essentials, brass water pots, bowls, musical instruments, tools and zippers are all made from brass
Lamps and deities are certainly very popular in the south Indian States. By and large, temple bells and huge temple lamps are also made of brass in different parts of South India. They are made in intricate and beautiful designs and are very different when compared with brass handicrafts made in North India.
Available at Bangalore:–Central Cottage Industries, Cauvery Handicrafts emporioum
Shops in Chennai is available at –Giri Trading, Srushti the handicraft emporioum, The Museum company, Poompuhar, Cottage Industries Exposition Ltd, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Ranee’s
Available at Delhi:-Variety Arts Emporium, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Kairali, Poompuhar, Gangotri
Uttar Pradesh is popular for destination & Moradabad is called Brass City (or Pital Nagri in hindi) . It is the most popular place for handicrafts in India.
Moradabad has skilled labour associated with this metal. For instance, the items made are modern jewellery pieces , artistic products as well as trophies.
In addition, Moradabad is known for its brassware manufacturing all over the world. It exports brassware goods worth crores of rupees to countries like the US, Canada, UK, the Middle East and Germany. The city boasts close to 600 export units and 9000 industries.
Historians find art and artefacts from yesteryears quite useful as they are credible sources to weave together stories about the ancient period of India. Moreover, they offer an insight into the traditional and cultural aspects of the society they are part of.