Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The XIX Commonwealth Games VIPs and dignitaries will carry home mementos hand crafted in Bidri art (BIDAR).

The XIX Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi next month have a Bidar connection. The VIPs and dignitaries visiting the games will carry home mementos hand crafted in Bidri art.
National award-winning Bidri artisan Mohammad Abdul Rauf and his son Mohammad Abdul Bari have crafted 850 mementos of two distinct designs for the games. “Every guest at the Delhi games will carry a piece of Bidar back with him,” Mr. Rauf says proudly.
The designs chosen by the Common Wealth Games Committee were that of an inflorescence and a pattern of lines emanating from the rising sun.
They were emailed to Mr. Rauf who prepared a master mould and sent it for approval.
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