India is renowned far and wide for its handicrafts, especially its intricate work with metal. A country that is rich in natural resources is bound to have different types of metal in each region. Diverse culture and a variety of metals only ensure that crafting these metals is an art in itself. One such unique metal is White Metal.
Ultimate Guide to White Metal Home Decor
How is White Metal Made?
White metal is an alloy consisting of several metals such as tin, antimony, bismuth, lead and zinc. A mixture of these in different proportions results in a silver coloured alloy that may not be
as precious as silver but shines as much, if not more. It is used by artisans in idols, household decor items and even jewellery.
The Benefits of White Metal Home Decor
There are many reasons why artisans use the metal; it is easily mouldable into shapes and yet sturdy. Most importantly the end product looks as grand as would something in bronze or any other metal. Take this figurine of Kamadhenu, the mythological cow with calf, made from white metal. Its exquisite detailing grabs the eye and its sheen makes it stand out like no other. This exclusively crafted item from Poompuhar can grace a home for many generations to come, with its elegance and lustre intact.
Craftsmen use white metal as the base, over which silver is plated. The metal blends well in this way to produce silver embossed artefacts. With its unquestionable beauty, white metal also lends itself well to jewellery like anklets and earrings.
While artisans favour white metal for its pliability and durability, there is no doubt that artistic pieces made from this metal are becoming the next big trend in home decor. Did you know that while white metal is durable; it is also non-toxic, making it useful in a wider range of crafts? That’s the reason this mini trolley bowl set can easily become the center of attention on your dining table or the ideal house-warming gift.
White metal artefacts are every art lover’s dream; their beauty apart, another reason to favour them is that they are economical too!