Photos: Meet the national award winning silversmith of Old Delhi

Waarisi with a silver replica of India Gate handcrafted by him in Old Delhi. A master of the silver embossing craft called ‘chitai’, Waarisi continues to create exquisite silver masterpieces in his workshop in Matia Mahal near Jama Masjid from where they are exported across the globe. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)


Despite widespread mechanisation of almost all areas of manufacturing, the master silversmiths of Old Delhi continue to practise the age-old craft. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Although Waarisi’s handcrafted objects are exported globally, but he himself has never travelled abroad. He also trains apprentices and when they are ready, helps them set up their own workshops. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)


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