Bidriware Derives its name from Bidar. The 500 year old art is Persian in origin, but bidriware is purely Indian innovation. This art of engraving and inlaying is handed down by generations and is execlusive to Bidar.
Nath wood Industries owned by Shri Bandeppa, Karnataka Rajyotsava prasathi winner, located in Backchodi village of Bidar taluka, is specialised in wood carving particularly sandalwood. The carvings are intricate and specialised in making idols of Gods and Godesses particularly of Lord Budha. Most of these items are marketed through Kaveri emporiums of Karnataka and Lepakshi of Andra Pradesh. The Idols of Lord Budha are exported to Taiwan, Japan and other Budhist Countries. The sandalwood required by this industry is purchased from the sandalkotis of Dharwad and Shimoga districts.