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Tribal Mother Goddess - Dhokra Art



Product code: 4350

Availability: In stock

Product Weight:  700 gm.
Product Size:  7.50"H x 4.25"W x 2.65"D
Product Material:  Brass Alloy

Quick Overview:

In this beautiful Dhokra art form the tribal mother goddess is given a simple yet attractive portrayal with a sense of appreciation. Here Brass Alloy is used to reflect a sense of accomplishment. Dhokra means "oldest," and it is a crafting tradition dating back to as far as 2000 B.C. Dhokra art is largely associated with the tribal groups of northern India, including Vindhyas and the Eastern Ghats, Bihar and its surroundings, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Numerous images are cast in the dhokra tradition as artisans preserve their millenary culture, custom and belief through the wondrous pieces they create. Dhokra metal casting uses lost wax method that was probably used by the Mohenjodaro craftmen to cast the Bronze figurine of the Dancing girl around 4500 years ago. It is this unbroken tradition and bareness and the vitality of the art form that makes Dhokra art form a collector’s coveted item both in India and abroad for art lovers and laymen alike. The product of dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets due to their primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form. Dhokra Damar tribes are metal smiths of West Bengal. Their technique of lost wax casting is named after their tribe, hence Dhokra metal casting. The tribe inhabit a vast tract of land spreading from Jharkhand to West Bengal and Orissa.