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Silver Work of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Silver Work of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow is famous for its silver work in which he artisans do embossing, engraving and openwork altogether on sheet silver to create utensils, bridal footwear and paandaans. Craft items such as anklets with bells/paizeb, earrings/jhumkas, pots/lota, cups/katora, ritual pots/matki, glasses and plates, slippers, amulet/tabiz, inkpot/dawait, pen/kalam are created by the silversmiths. Tools such as file/reti, tongs/chimti, pliers/plas, iron square/nehai, wooden die/dari, ball-ended punch/khalna, cast/reza, chisels/kalam, hammer/hathodi, copperwire brush/katarni, die/sandaan, metal die/thappa, iron plate/jantari are used for the crafting process.

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