In India the art of Dokra jewellery making has been practiced for about five thousand years. Crafted out by the tribal craftsmen traditionally they were made for the artisans own family members and bore typical antique designs. Nowadays they have gained a lot of popualrity and commercial market value thanks to the modern visual appeal of the new designs that comprise both contemporary and antique essence. Dhokra Crafted Round Shape Black and Maroon Necklace Set is one of the excellent creation of Basundhara, who belongs to the tribal group of the Dokra community of West Bengal and makes brilliant Round Shape desiged jewellery.
The designing of Dokra Jewellery earlier focused on utility where as now visual appeal has become equally important. The dokra jewelleries mainly carry a rustic beauty and the patterns are mainly influenced by mythological, abstract or lifestyle patterns. New designs comprise both contemporary and antique essence. Each piece of the dokra work is unique as only one mould can be used for one product. In Bengal the Dokra jewels are designed with the motifs of local lifestyle and myths with a modern finish. Dhokra Crafted Round Shape Black and Maroon Necklace Set is one such excellent Round Shape designed jewellery creation of Basundhara, an artisan of Bengal, that has both aestheticism and current trending fashion in its design.
Dokra crafts are made by hollow casting of wax. To make dokra jewels in West Bengal, the artisans first make a basic clay mould over which wax threads are wrapped. Over this wax layer, another layer of clay is given and ducts are made in the casing. When hot molten metal is poured into the clay, the wax melts and drains through the ducts thus taking the shape of the inner clay mould, and forming the metal cast. Basundhara, the maker of this Dhokra Crafted Round Shape Black and Maroon Necklace Set, expertises in the craftsmanship of such Round Shape designed Dokra jewellery.
Since Indus Valley Era a group of nomads have been successfully practicing the art of Dokra craft and jewellery making. Traditionally made for the artisans own family members the dokra jewels gained exposure to current trends and the artisans have started entering Life Style market. The Bengal Dokra jewellers are part of the traditional Dokra nomadic tribe who settled here years ago. They retain the essence of traditional Dokra antiquity. The Round Shape designed Dhokra Crafted Round Shape Black and Maroon Necklace Set made by Basundhara carries the beauty of the rich tradition.