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    Koftagiri refers to what art form?

    Hi friends,

    While collecting pictures for the artwork for my nephew, I came across a new term Koftagiri. Can someone provide me the detailed information about this? Also tell me, which art form does Koftagiri refer to?

    Eagerly waiting for your replies!!!

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    Hey Kunal,

    Koftagiri is a form of Damascening. This is an ancient art wherein one metal is encrusted onto another either in the form of wires or small pieces. Originally gold and silver were done on iron and steel defense items.

    Koftagiri is a technique where light-colored metal is inlaid on a darker surface is found mainly in Jaipur, Ajmer, and Pushkar and is practiced by very few artisans. It was used originally for weapons and arms. The metal surface gets a blue-black gloss after the application of a mixture of lime juice and sand mixture.

    Now this is practiced in Kerala where silver wires are inlaid on iron sheets.

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