Grand Opening Ceremony of SIFKA
200 years of Art & Culture Grand Opening Ceremony of SIFKA Silver Filigree of Karimnagar Handicrafts Welfare Society (A Society for Developing Art of Silver Filigree) At Hyderabad Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Opp: VOLVO Car Showroom, On 13th October 2014 at 5.00 PM
Silver Filigree was started nearly 200 years ago in Karimnagar district of Telangana.
Standardisation is alien to them "So say the admirers about the silversmiths of Karimnagar the creators of Silver Filigree. Because the most fascinating aspects of silver filigree is the element of newness and surprise. Every piece looks different delicate and unique. In Filigree work, twisted silver wire is the material and the articles have the trellis-like appearance of jail which endows them with a rare charm.
The silversmith crimps this strips of fine silver in to zig-zag patterns and loops using it to fill up the gound of designs formed by thicker silver strips. The strips and fine silver are then deftly soldered, carefully avoiding the trellis-like Filigree pattern.Leaves, flowers, trees, animals and birds in the area of origin seem to be predominant.
However, the versatility of the art is not restricted by tradition. The art has been extended from jewellery to other household articles like tea-tray, ornament containers, decorative items, gift articles, replicas of historical monument and religious figurines.
Inauguration of the showroom by Smt. Shailaja Ramaiyer, IAS (Vice-Chairman, Managing Director, A.P. Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., Commissioner, Intermediate Collegate Education, Vice-Chancellor, Telangana University & MG. University)
Lighting of Lamp by Smt. Smitha Sabharwal, IAS., Additional Secretary to CMO, TS. Brochure Release by Smt. K. Meenakshi Devi. Vice-Chairperson, Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana