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Ishita Choudhary
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Ishita Choudhary



Olha-O, a brand of Ethical & Sustainable Young IndianEntrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd., is here to offer you exclusive ethnic handicrafts from India that will not only catch your eye but will steal your heart as well. Made of bell metal, they represent Dhokra Art, which is a very exquisite art form handmade by the tribal artisans from the Bastar region of Chattisgarh. The evidence of the Dhokra craft has been discovered in the relics of Mohanjodaro and Harappa civilizations, which prove the historical and traditional importance of the industry. Today this craft is practiced extensively in Chhattisgarh. They are prepared by the Ghadawa community and hence it is also known as the Ghadawa art. The Ghadawas are small artisan groups who produce brass or bell metal objects. The name Ghadawa is derived from the word  ‘Ghalna’, which means to melt and as these people prepare the craft items by melting the metal using a lost - wax technique, so they are given the  name ‘Ghadwa’.