Dhokra Metal Craft

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Dhokra Metal Craft 

Lalbazar in West Bengal has recently become a major center for the art, thanks to a popular metal craft, the dokra.

Dokra Art

  • Dokra is a form of bell metal craft practiced by Ojha metalworkers living in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and Telangana.
  • However, the style and workmanship of this artisan community also varies from state to state.
  • Dhokra or Dokra is also known as bell metal craft.
  • The name Dhokra is derived from the Dhokra Damar tribes, who are the traditional metalworkers of West Bengal.
  • It is a form of sculpture produced in West Bengal using the lost wax method. Its documented history is about 5,000 years old.
  • The Dancing Girl from Mohenjodaro (Harappan Civilization) is one of the oldest Dhokra artefacts now known.
  • Due to its primitive simplicity and attractive folk motifs, Dhokra products are in high demand in domestic and foreign markets.
  • Dhokra products mainly include making of horses, elephants, peacocks, owls, religious images, measuring bowls, lamp boxes etc.
  • Bikna in Bankura in West Bengal and Dariyapur in Bardhaman were its main centres. However, at present the red market of West Bengal is emerging as its major hub.
  • In the year 2018, the Dokra craft of West Bengal was presented with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Source – The Hindu

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