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History of Dhokra

Dhokra art is the earliest known method of non-ferrous metal casting known to human civilization. The name Dhokra or Dokra was initially used to indicate a group of nomadic craftsmen, and is now generically applied to a variety of beautifully shaped and decorated brassware products created by the lost wax process. This sort of metal casting has been used in INDIA for over 4,000 years and is still used. One of the earliest known lost wax artefacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro. The statuette was discovered by British archaeologist Ernest Mackay in the “HR area” of Mohenjo-Daro in 1926, It is now in the National Museum, New Delhi. Below is the pic.

Most Dhokra artefacts are human or animal figurines. The product of dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form. Dhokra horses, elephants, peacocks, owls, religious images, measuring bowls, and lamp caskets etc., are highly appreciated.At Dharoharcraft we work with the skilled Dhokra artisans to get the best piece for you. You can explore our dhokra collection at /https://dharoharcraft.com/product-category/collection/dhokra/

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