If you are looking for gifts or ornaments made of Silver, then Cuttack is no doubt the best destination for you in India. The millennium city is known as the silver city of India & is known for its creative works with silver.
Silver filigree is locally called as ‘tarakasi’. It is a silver craft, which has captured the imagination of the people world over. It is one of the exquisite traditions of silver craft.
Silver filigree is mainly a decorative item that adorns the womenfolk. This art form is in vogue because of its unique craftsmen to produce exquisite, decorated, classical oriental and modern types of items. The silver filigree work of Cuttack is locally known as ‘tarakasi’ and has a Mughal/Persian artistic influence.
The Mughal designs have been incorporated in this pristine art. There are of course some sort of identical art forms found in Indonesia, which shows that the trade relations with these countries in the 12th centuries and 15th centuries had an immense influence on this silver filigree work of Cuttack.
(Silver Filigree works in the Tableau of Goddess Durga during Durga Puja, Cuttack)
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