SKU : VASCBDOK00000003y
Sold by : VASHUNDHARA
Design - Human.
Dyeing - Black.
Origin - Shantiniketan.
Material - Dhokra.
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Dokra crafting, also known as the craft of lost-wax casting, is an ancient form of sculpting art practiced all over the world as well as in India and is carried forward in this sub-continent through ages. The Bankura district of West Bengal is now one of the remaining places in India that still carry forward this tradition. The Hindu or tribal gods and goddesses, deities, bowls, musicians, horses, elephants, and other figures of people, animals, and birds are some of the most famous themes used in designing Dokra crafts in Bengal. dhokra crafted old women is one of the excellent creation of VASHUNDHARA of Dokra community who makes brilliant Human designed crafts.
In Bengal the three widely popular Dokra crafting design motifs used are Nature, Mythology, and Abstract. However the main hallmark of Dokra craft is primitive simplicity, charming folk motifs, a rustic beauty and imaginative designs and patterns. The Human designed dhokra crafted old women, a brilliant dokra sculpting shaped by VASHUNDHARA, is a perfect example of popular designs of contemporary Dokra crafts.some of the other traditional themes of these cast metal sculptures include images of Hindu or tribal gods and goddesses, deities, bowls, musicians, horses, elephants, and other figures of people, animals, and birds.
The sculpting of Dokra involves casting of finely detailed metal artefacts by means of the cire perdue, or lost wax technique. The dhokra crafted old women, a Human designed Dokra handicraft is also made through this process. Such Dokra crafts are made by hollow casting of wax and involves six complex steps – core-making, modelling, moulding, de-waxing, casting, finishing. There are many refinements and variations, but this is the most traditional style of Dokra craftsmaking work followed in Bengal. VASHUNDHARA, the maker of this dhokra crafted old women, expertises in such craftsmanship.
Dokra primarily used to signify a group of nomadic craftsmen scattered over Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Raigarh and Bastar districts of Chhattisgarh in Central India. The beautiful handicrafts made from metal casting and crafted by these tribal men took its name from the tribe itself. VASHUNDHARA is one member of the groups of families who carried on with the profession of Dokra craftsmaking in the Bikna Village (Bankura) and nearby Dariapur, in West Bengal which are some of the significant nucleus of the craft existing till date. The Human designed dhokra crafted old women made by VASHUNDHARA carries the beauty of the rich tradition.