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Dokra art, which is also called Dhokra, is a prehistoric method of production of artefacts of metal by a method of wax-casting. An art that is approximately about 4000-5000 years old, its initial known artefact of lost wax is the figure of a dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro. The name generally comes from the tribes of Dokra, the hardworking metal-workers of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. Outlying cousins of this particular ethnic group also expand from Jharkhand to West Bengal and Orissa respectively. Nowadays, Dokra art is well-liked all over the globe for its primordial straightforwardness and captivating folk motifs. Tribes India offers you such artefacts with a modern touch including Black Iron Handicraft Showpiece, Brass Bottle Opener, Brass Candle Holder, Brass Fork and a lot more.
The procedure of making Dokra is quite attractive and uses only the raw materials that are natural. The fundamental mould is made with sand that is very fine and natural clay. Cow and goat dung or skin is further added to the main material then covered with unpolluted beeswax found in the forest anywhere the craftsmen live. Wax threads are then equipped and wound about the clay mould until its entire surface is properly covered evenly. Following this, attractive aspects are being added. The clay mould is after that cooked above a heating system where the wax generally comes out from the ducts of the sewer.
The heating system is built beyond ground with natural fuel and bricks. The multiple waxes burns in the heating system leaving a completely free channel for the flow of the metal. The molten metal that consists of bronze and brass is poured inside the mould. The moulds are completely taken out subsequent to the metal has properly melted, and after half-an-hour, water is scattered to make them cool. They are after that broken down and the figures of the cast are being removed separated. All the portions are carefully battered and are retouched at the river with completely fresh sand to give the products quite a squashy look that is polished. Normally, a plain statuette or figurine could take somewhere between more than thirty to fifteen days to get made.
Every piece or part of Dokra art has quite a different identity. The tribes at first used this particular art form to make idols of deities, but over a long phase of time, as spiritual or religious erosion took place, they, in full swing, started making more forms that are quite worldly that is used more as artefacts as compared to objects of devotion. Tribes India is very proud to work with such craftsmen.
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