Dhokra Art Adivasi Family Showpiece
The product depicts an Advasi Family consisting of a man, a woman and a child. Shown to be clad in their traditional attire, the man is shown to be carrying a plough and the woman carrying a basket on her head. The child is shown to be in support of his father and mother.
The Showpiece is made by the Dhokra Technique of lost-metal wax using brass.
Now-a-days this art is mainly prevalent in Central and Eastern India mostly in the states of Orissa, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
A non-ferrous metal, mostly- Brass is used for making the products. The technique used to make the products is called lost wax metal casting wherein;-
a. Firstly a basic mould is prepared using sand and rice husk
b. The mould is layered with cow dunk and sea side soil.
c. On the other side wax along with oil, incense stick and a few other ingredients is melted.
d. After heating this wax comes to such a state that it can be easily moulded with hand.
e. Strings, like noodles are made out of the above wax.
f. These strings, are used for designing on moulds.
g. After designing, the mould is again layered with sand mixture.
f. It is then kept in the furnace and melted brass is poured into it.
g. After cooling the upper layer of sand is broken to get the final metal product.
Now a days Dhokra Art is used to make human and animal figurines, god idols, candle stands, diyas, pendants, bowls, door handles and many other decorative products.
Disclaimer : The product is handmade thus the actual product that you receive might slightly differ from the product shown here.