The story of man and metal
Perhaps the first village which melted metal to make the first nail or rod or farm implement also had the first artist looking at metal with dreamy eyes. Archaeological records reveal that brassware was popular in India since 3rd century BC, however, it wasn’t until the 19th century that this artform flourished into its fullest potential. The artists who work in brass also work with mixed alloys which comes with both cost and ease advantages. This handicraft is not only an emblem of Indian heritage but is also a symbol of the fact that art has defined humanity since times immemorial. Passed down from one generation to the next, the skillsets for moulding metal brassware items truly represent the infinite ways in which humanity evolves and uses art to show that evolution.