Dhokra Tribal Sculpture 'Royal Elephant'

Dhokra Tribal Sculpture 'Royal Elephant'

$65.00

The pachyderm gets a royal treatment in this spectacular brass figure. A symbol of gravity and prosperity, elephant is a status symbol for the tribal people of North India. The brass figure is cast in the traditional Dhora technique. Lost wax method is a laborious technique of casting brass figure and it is practiced in North India. In this technique, first a model is sculpted of clay and dried in the sun. Then it is covered with beeswax and more clay and a mold is formed. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished.

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The pachyderm gets a royal treatment in this spectacular brass figure. A symbol of gravity and prosperity, elephant is a status symbol for the tribal people of North India. The brass figure is cast in the traditional Dhora technique. Lost wax method is a laborious technique of casting brass figure and it is practiced in North India. In this technique, first a model is sculpted of clay and dried in the sun. Then it is covered with beeswax and more clay and a mold is formed. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished.

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