Bidri ware is a unique traditional art form made with mixture of zinc and copper, which is magically turned into deep dark black color at the end of the process. Sophisticated design motifs are inlayed to create glittering white contrast over black background. The traditional Bidri products are symbol of royal life, aesthetically adorns living spaces. Products such as hookah, shehnai – flower vase are created with Mughal motifs and star motifs, surai-type of vase in different shape and motif, ugaldaan, boxes, zalabchi, muqaba or round containers with dome-shaped lids, flower vases. Images of animals like elephant, horse camel are created. Birds like peacock, swan also include in the products.
Many of Bidri themes are inspired by Mughal motifs presented in geometrical and flower patterns. Bidri creations have traditional name according to style of creation.
Inlaying methods tarkashi done using silver wires. Flower and petal motifs are created with silver sheet is called taihnishan. Mehatabi kaam, reversal of surfaces where the design is cut out in sheet metal and is inlaid. Embossed design is said as Munnavat kari. Verses from the Quran in Arabic script are also include in the themes.