One of the less talked about and yet a very
special handicraft is Budithi. It is practiced in Budithi village in
Srikakulam district of
Andhra Pradesh, famous for creating
beautiful shapes out of alloys. Strikingly novel shapes ranging from the
charmingly traditional to the elegantly modern, with slender necks and
exquisite body shapes and elegant charm are the highlights of Budithi art.
The art form expresses itself as traditional cooking utensils and also in forms that suit contemporary needs - like flowerpots and planters. Usually made of brass, the objects have patterns that are geometric, with straight lines and curves forming simple and striking presentations. Floral patterns abound too.