Tarkashi is the silver filigree work of Orissa and Cuttack District
is renowned for this method.
The technique involves beating and drawing of silver into fine wires and foils. These are then bent and joined together in an artistic manner producing a wide variety of decorative items. The final product has a snowy finish to it.
Tarkashi is usually used in the making of ornaments. Other articles made using this process feature boxes, trays, bowls, spoons and many more items.
A special style called 'Karim Nagar design' employs more delicate and complicated designs. These designs are especially used in the styling of Perfume containers. This style is also used in the ornamentation of plates, bowls, water-pots and tumblers.