Dhokra Big Tortoise
Dhokra Metalcraft, Odisha

Rs. 750.00

Kurma the tortoise is revered across India and it is no exception with the tribal Dhokra craftsmen. This beautifully designed tortoise will be a great addition to your decorative set and also an excellent gifting option.

Dhokra metal casting of Orissa is synonymous with the traditional craft of bell metal or brass. It is a typical tribal art form and practiced by tribal families. The dokhra metal casting craft is practiced in the districts of Puri, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khurda, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, Phulbani and Ganjam in Orissa. Lost wax technique is used to cast beautiful designs of lamps, boxes, tribal figures, animal figures and Gods and Goddess. The motifs are mostly inspired by the folk culture. 

Contemporary artisans of this craft also make other utility items like door knob, door handle, ash-tray, butter box, pen holder, candle and incense stick stand, photo frame, tissue box and tissue box. Dhokra or metal ware is practiced by a large number of artisans. The practitioners belong to the Kansari caste. Dhokra metal casting of Orissa is practiced mainly by the 'Sithulias'. Dhokra is an alloy of nickel, brass and zinc. When mixed in the right proportion gives an antique look and augments well with the interiors.

Heritage
Dhokra Metalcraft, Odisha
Weight
1550 g

Related Products

Newspaper Pencils ( set of 10 )

Heart for Art Trust Rs. 50.00
Heritage
Heart for Art Trust
Weight
75 g

Bamboo Hair Comb

Heart for Art Trust Rs. 80.00
Heritage
Heart for Art Trust
Weight
75 g

Water Hyacinth Natural Pen Stand

Pani Meteka Craft,Assam Rs. 90.00
Heritage
Pani Meteka Craft,Assam
Weight
2960 g

Bamboo Cotton Buds ( Pack of 50 Buds)

Heart for Art Trust Rs. 99.00
Heritage
Heart for Art Trust
Weight
75 g