Pure Handmade Dhokra Art Fish Shaped Pendant
Dhokra is non-ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. An art that is 4000-5000 years old, its earliest known lost wax artefact is the dancing girl of Mohenjodaro. The name comes from the Dhokra tribes, the metal-workers of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, West Bangal. This sort of metal casting has been used in India and is still used.
All Dhokra products are traditional craft and 100% eco-friendly. The artisans practice this traditional craft to craft their imaginations. Through the craft the artists present the different aspects of life. The motifs used are generally taken from the nature. Each piece is casted with elaborate curves and great detail. Animal figurines such as those of horses and turtles are especially charming. Crafting a single figurine is incredibly time consuming and requires a great degree of skill and patience. Normally, a simple figurine could take anywhere between over fifteen to thirty days to make.
Every piece of Dhokra art has a distinct identity. Belonging to a rare and unique breed of items and processes, the Dhokra products are indeed a collectible and fit in with interior decor. Today this art is a source of livelihood for many of the people of the states of India.
Dimensions in Inches : 4 (Height)
Shipped in : One Part
Delivered in : Two to Three Weeks