Ploy Keepsakes Box - Metal (Bidriware)
The Ploy Keepsakes Box is a useful tabletop accessory that beckons to be opened, not with a knob or handle, but by using a finger to lift the lid. The size of the box allows one to store small valuables, accessories or even found treasures like special seashells.
Ploy is part of a series of objects developed over an year with highly skilled and awarded Bidri craftspeople from Bidar, Karnataka. Over the entire collection, details studied from a recorded history of Bidri objects have been re-interpreted in a modern context.
The craft of Bidriware involves the inlay of pure silver (or other soft metals) onto the surface of a cast nickel alloy form which is subsequently oxidised to a rich black colour leaving the inlaid silver untouched and in stark contrast. The process dates back to ancient Persia and carries the globally recognised Geographical Indication tag.
Material: Zinc alloy, Silver
Size: 109 mm (width) x 129 mm (height) x 33 mm (height on table) +/- 1mm
Note: Dimensions may vary very slightly from piece to piece. Silver shall portray a tendency to tarnish. This is natural and a sign of its authenticity. Pieces may exhibit marks of their handcrafted process.
Care: Avoid continued contact of outer surface with moisture/water. Silvo® or Brasso® may be used to polish silver engraved areas.
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