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Budithi Bell and Brass Craft of Andhra Pradesh

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Budithi Bell and Brass Craft of Andhra Pradesh

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Bindelu vessels are made from brass metal, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is only made in Budithi, in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district. It is a two-piece vessel which is formed by beating two different sheets of brass till the required shape is achieved. The two pieces are welded together and then finished from the inside. The mouth of the vessel is made by welding a cast ring on to the finished sphere. Finally, the outer surface of the vessel is scraped and polished, which adds a lustre to the piece. Bells cast from bell metal are used in temples, and are one of the oldest and most famous crafts of Budithi. The product is normally in high demand throughout the year. The bells are highly resonant and provide a longer lasting sound than most other bells.

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