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Bidri X MCM

We are super excited to present our new collection- 'Bidri X MCM'- inspired by the aesthetics of Mid Century Modern (MCM) and skillfully handcrafted using the unique craft of Bidri (a fine art of inlaying silver wire and sheet on an oxidized zinc and copper alloy).

The unexpected teaming of a craft so rooted in tradition with a design aesthetic that is anything but, will excite the imagination of the individualists, the story collectors, those doing-their-own-thing and the cultural mavens.

This Limited Edition collection comprises of 29 uniquely crafted necklaces, pendants, earrings, cuffs and rings which though contemporary, exudes an agelessness. The striking contrast of colours- the glossy silver inlay being set off dramatically against the matt black- makes for visually stunning pieces. The result is an overall aesthetic that is delicate yet formidable, understated yet opulent.

Each piece in this collection has Bidri components that are handcrafted in Bidar, Karnataka by master craftsmen using time honoured techniques handed down over centuries. These Bidri components are then set in silver jewelry by expert artisans in our Jaipur workshop with extreme attention to detail at every stage through a delicate and time consuming process.

Mid Century Modern (MCM), more than half a century after its origin, suddenly feels very relevant again. Its minimalist sensibility, a preference for clean lines and pared down designs seem to be exactly what we need as we look to simplify our fast paced, multitasked, over informed, frantic, internet fueled lives. You can read more about our inspiration, MCM aesthetics, here and about the craft of Bidri here and here.

Click on the images below to view prices, dimensions and other details. For any query, write to shop@lai-designs.com with the design code(s).

 

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