Metal Craft of Karnataka

In creating metalwork combination of copper, brass and white lead is used today. In the olden days gold and silver were to more added alloys. Karnataka have artisans practicing sheet metal craft and the bell metal craft. Artist embosses his plan on a sheet of brass and copper in the sheet metal craft. Different kinds of lamps are designed and these lamps are the creation of artist?s master mind and skilled hands. Artists at Mangalore make special milk containers called mili and gurdano(bowls)

Bangalore, Udipi, Karkal, Nagamandala, Buntwal are the main centers for metal craft.