Metal craft is one of the most ancient crafts of the Bihar state. This includes manufacturing of various utility and decorative products made of Gold, Silver, Brass, Zinc, and Ashtdhatu metals.
Gold and Silver metal are widely used for the manufacturing of jewellery items. The jewellery items of Silver manufactured in Munger and Banka district of Bihar are much in demand in the various parts of the country. Brass and Ashtdhatu metals are used for the manufacturing of the idols of various Hindu deities. Bettiah, West Champaran and Vaishali are famous for the manufacturing of metal idols. The metal works of copper, brass, and bell metal are famous products. The craftsmen of Bihar used three different techniques namely last wax method, Reposee and Dhokra for the manufacturing of various metal items.