Dhokra Round Box
Dhokra Metalcraft, Odisha

Rs. 1,590.00

Exotic Dhokra Round Box made with intricate net design by the craftsmen of Odisha is ideal to store anything, ranging from jewellery to knick knacks. The box has a latch and opens and closes easily. You can enhance look of your study table, work table in your home, offices etc. This is one fitting choice for your perfect idea of home décor as you can place it in your showcases, wall shelves, wall corners, table tops etc to enhance the overall appeal. Your guests are bound to appreciate your great choice in interior designing with this amazing box. You can gift it to your loved ones on certain happy occasions to make them feel glad with your awesome choice in gifts.

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
1890 g

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