A fine Ebony walking stick with a beautiful Gold Bidri mount atop and multiple circular Sterling Silver decor across the length of the stick. The base of the stick has been strengthened with cylindrical Sterling Silver and rubber as an anti-slip.
Ebony is a dense black hardwood, derived from the Ancient Egyptian hbny. It is dense enough to sink in water and it is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood.
Bidri is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to produce intricate patterns similar to Niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk.
This piece took one month to complete, with five craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Size: 3.5(W) x 90(L) cm.
Weight: 376 g.