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Dokra Art

About Dokra
It’s a method of making metal artifacts using lost-wax casting technique.

This craft is practiced by the tribals and artisans living in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhatisgarh. Inspired by the folklores, beautiful jewelry and intricate artifacts are made using Brass.



It was named after the Dhokra Damar tribes who were the traditional metal-smiths of West Bengal


Interesting Facts
Dokra is one of the oldest (almost 4000 years old) and most advanced method of metal casting. One of the earliest known lost-wax artifact was found in Mohenjo-daro civilization.


There are two main processes of wax casting: solid casting and hollow casting, former predominant in South India and latter in Central and Eastern India

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