Metal handicrafts have always been an integral part of the Indian tradition and culture. Indians have known the art of metal work for almost 5000 years from now. This work has roots in high level of workmanship attained by ancient craftsmen. Indian craftsmen have been using different metals like iron, copper, silver and alloys like bronze, bell metal, white metal etc. to produce items such as pots, pans, utensils, bells, photo frames, sculptures of deities, mythological figures and animals. These handicrafts are widely known for their features like fine finish, corrosion resistance, durability, elegance and intrinsic designs.