Material : Brass
Dimension : 7 X 6 Inch
Dokra is an ancient 5000 years old craft that originates in West Bengal before moving to Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, etc. It is primarily a metallurgy craft under which Bronze and Copper Alloys figurines are made using a â€˜lost wax castingâ€™ known as â€˜cire perdueâ€™ in French. Fun fact lost wax technique was practiced in Indus Valley and Egyptian Civilization during the 3rd millennium BC. Discarded metal containers or scarp is used for raw materials and a mold made of local mud and rice chaffs, which is further dried and filled with metal pieces before using tar instead of wax for the burning process. The firing is to mainly get the tar and fill the mold with molten metal before the process of molding and crafting. Craft: Dokra
Country of Origin - India
ABOUT Jaipur Kala Chaupal LLP
India is a land of varied cultures and the 200 million artisans that are part of our strong cultural inheritance and micro-economies.
COVID19 has not only devastated health but has caused havoc amongst the artisans leaving them to struggle with no livelihood and sustenance.
The culture masks were borne from the conceptual idea to create a deeply interconnected product under the current that is not only necessary but culturally relevant. A mask is a necessity and in this case a strong story of a region, its culture, and its people.
The journey of the Kala Chaupal Trust has always been from ...