Antique Bidriware with Bas relier”
Bas relief is a piece of artwork that is sculpted, carved or molded in such a way that it barely protrudes from the background flat surface.
I have tried to replicate the 14th century’s Bidri craft into a cake.
Bidri craft gets its name from the Bidar district of Karnataka. The craft originated in Persia and came to India in the 14th century, flourishing in Bidar under the Bahamani Dynasty. While in Persia, gold and silver was inlayed on steel or copper, in Bidri work, zinc is the primary metal
Traditionally, various flowers (known as Asharfi-ki-booti), leaves (vine creepers), geometric designs, human figures, stylized poppy plants with flowers etc. are commonly found on the items.
Surviving works of art from this period are extremely sought after and popular today. These beautiful objects, influenced by Indian and Islamic art from the Middle East, often demonstrate a fine aesthetic sense, confident execution and highly skilled craftsmanship.
It’s truly an honour to be a part of this amazing collaboration.
Pooja Nanda Sareen