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Bidri Oblong Floral Boota - Midnight Blue

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This small bolster-style cushion is a tribute to the master craftsmen of Bidar, a town in Karnataka, India, who pioneered the metal inlay craft of Bidri. In an attractive ‘half and half’ placement of the floral design interspersed with bootas-this piece is a conversation-starter. Also available in black.

Size- 12 in x 20 in

Please note: The price is for the cushion cover only. It does not include the cost of a filler. If you would like a filler, please order one from the 'Fillers' section of our site.

(Recommended care: Turn inside out and handwash separately in cold water)

Trivia

‘Bidri’work is a specialised form of metal inlay craft, commissioned by the Bahmani Sultans of Deccan and perfected under their patronage by the master craftsmen of the southern Indian town of Bidar (hence 'Bidri'), The background is usually black or gunmetal grey due to the treatment of the copper-zinc alloy to allow the intricate designs in silver inlay to show well. Traditional Bidri motifs are very typical of Islamic art and craft, featuring mainly floral and geometric patterns and passages from the Quran in Arabic script.