Brass is an alloy composed of copper and zinc, usually for sheet metal, and casting in the proportion of seven parts of the former to three of the latter.
Such a combination secures a good, brilliant colour. Since time immemorial, across continents and kingdoms, brass has found wide acceptance as a multi utility element that has been used as home ware to decoration piece to ammunition and artillery to erecting structures that have withstood the resistance of time. The art of metal work is known to Indians for almost 5000 years from now. The beautiful image of the dancing girl from Mohenjo-Daro bears testimony to this fact. Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh is renowned for its brass items. A wide range of household items like pots, trays, bowls and ornamental pieces are made here and are decorated with intricate etching. Benaras is well known for cast sculptures of deities and household utensils. Rajasthan too is known for its rich tradition of metal work. Jaipur is the main center for brass engraving and lacquering.
Place of Origin
Uttar Pradesh, India.
Brass, Oxidised Green, Green, Red, Blue.