India is the largest brassware making country in the world. According to archaeological records, brass was popular in India since the third century BC and most of the idols of gods and goddesses were made of this metal. Brass work in Moradabad is a small-scale and low-technology industry. Some of the artisans actually have their manufacturing units and workshops in their own homes. Quite naturally, the tradition of this art form is being passed on from one generation to the next. Each one specializes in a skill (expertise) and handles that respective level of the production process. The range of brass products from Moradabad include idols for worship, flower vases and planters, surahis (round pots), tableware (plates, bowls, boxes etc.), ash trays, diyas, candle stands, instruments, locks and fittings, hookahs, antique jewelry, furniture and trophies made by skilled artisans.
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