Dhokra art of India

Indian handicrafts is an art of making crafts by hand in India is called Indian handicrafts, in ancient India people lived in colonies called tribals and they were used to make utility items for their daily need, that art of making the crafts called handicrafts, and the items called handicrafts goods. 

Dhokra Damar tribes are the traditional metal smiths of West Bengal. While Dhokra art originated in West Bengal. Over the time tribes moved to Jharkhand, West Bengal. Odisha and Chhattisgarh as well as places like Kerala and Rajasthan. Now the Dhokra art spread all over India. 

This kind of metal throwing has been utilized as a part of India for more than 4,000 years. Most Dhokra artefacts are human or animal figurines. One of the most punctual known lost wax ancient rarities is the moving young lady of Mohenjo-daro. 

The art of Dhokra is famous in India and outside of India. Because of this product shape, simplicity attracts many people. The products of dhokra artisans are very famous such as Dhokra horses, Dhokra elephants and registered as geographical indication of Chhattisgarh India. 

What is Dhokra Art ? 

Dhokra art is essentially stunning metal figurines fashioned from bronze and copper based alloys using a ‘lost wax casting’ known as ‘cire perdue’ in French. There are three to four processes involved in the making of Dhokra art and hence, a single piece could take up to a month or two to be created. Dhokra craft still now  doesn’t use any advanced technology and the objects are entirely handcrafted, because people made all this Dhokra Art those artists are not too much educated that’s why they don’t know how to use all those new unique technology. 

The artists traditionally used the normal technique to create ritualistic artefacts but over time, they have expanded their product range. The craft is inspired by the tribal lifestyle, figurines of birds, animals, trees, mythological deities and more. Utilitarian objects like combs, lamps, bowls and cups are also made. Dhokra Jewellery is also a popular trend in recent times of generation. 

If you want to buy Dhokra Art products you don’t need to go to West Bengal or Chhattisgarh. Because many websites are selling Dhokra products online nowadays. All products are eco friendly too. If you have any Dhokra Art products in your house do share with us. We would like to share your Dhokra Art product Image Share in our social media.


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