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Dokra Handicraft - The Heritage Artifacts

Dokra Handicraft

Dhokra is a form of ancient bell metal craft practiced by the Ojha metal smiths living in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and Telangana. However, the style and also the workmanship of this artisan community varies in different states. Dhokra or Dokra, is also known as bell metal craft.

The process - There are two main processes of lost wax casting: solid casting and hollow casting.
While the former is predominant in the south of India the later is more common in Central and Eastern India. Solid casting does not use a clay core but instead a solid piece of wax to create the mould; hollow casting is the more traditional method and uses the clay core.
This art is said to be the first of its kind to use a non-ferrous metal like copper and its alloys – brass (a mix of zinc and copper) or bronze (tin and copper) which do not contain iron.

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