The artistic touch in the Dhokra handicraftsby Aditya Kumar Employee
The Dhokra art dates back to 5000 years. The tribal art technique is perfected by the Bengal metalsmiths. The dhokra tribes have faced plenty of hardships in their time but their passion for the art has been alive. The Dhokra art is basically striking metal figures that are designed with the bronze alloys and copper alloys incorporating a technique called lost wax casting. Many processes take place before the final product is made which can consume a lot of time from days to months. You might be interested to buy the handcrafted Dhokra pen stand available at Tribes India website.
The transformation of the dhokra art
The Dhokra art has its roots in Bengal and the tribes have moved to different places such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Orissa. Some of them have even traveled to Rajasthan or Kerala and settled there. One of the oldest examples of the artifacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo- Daro. The tribe has infused their style into everyday utilities such as lamps and bowls. They have heavily used themes of mythology and nature. Grab a piece of home decorative mask handcrafted in dhokra available at the website of Tribes India.
The figures of deities are very common among the Dhokra. The Dhokra used their art for making personal collections but now their art has received good recognition and they have shifted to a more commercial mindset. The products the modern Dhokras manufacture are usually tableware, jewelry cases, and metal spoons.
Decline despite progress
The Dhokra despite gaining great exposure have sunk a bit in terms of production. The late generation is not much interested in sustaining the art of the tribe. They are more influenced by modern culture. The traditional Dhokra faced financial issues and constraints which restricted them to fully showcase their capabilities. But few of them have been supported by other well-known mainstream artists.
The cost of the raw materials used in making the products makes the final price a bit expensive to suit the customer’s tastes and budget. None the less those who can afford it are big patrons of the Dhokra art. This mysterious piece of couple handcrafted in dhokra is bound to get your attention that is available for purchase at Tribes India website.
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