Anklets worn by women over the years were the main products of Datia casting. Later, the numbers were reduced, as they were heavy. They were then converted into utility items by adding a plate underneath; for example ashtrays and boxes to keep knickknacks.
The main feature of Datia is the jali work done on the sides of the product.
Tikamgarh: Bell metal products from Tikamgarh are plain and solid in appearance with fine decorative work at certain areas. The products have a rustic appeal. These products do not have any resemblance to the jaliwork of Datia.