Tribal folk music troupe spreads the message of love, peace, and brotherhood among the people. All instruments, clothes and other stuff used in the band are made by the local tribals themselves, without any machines. Many team members of this musical troupe are illiterate and belong to the remote villages of the region. There are different tribal groups in Chattisgarh. Each tribe has its history, social and religious customs, and a distinct musical tradition and dance form. While some folk groups belong from the families of professional musicians, others are bell metal carvers, herbal healers, and farmers. Music keeps them busy during the non-harvesting seasons. Through their brilliant artistry, our artists had made these sculptures and have tried to portray the state's cultural value and give a boost to the tribal folk culture so that it could get national and international recognition.
Dhokra making process has several steps:
- Making clay model
- Giving designs of bee-wax on dried clay
- Applying two layers of clay on wax design
- Creating channels for molten brass
The model is heated, then the inner layer of beeswax melts and escapes through the channels, consequently creating a space in between. This, therefore, acts as a mould. Next, hot liquid brass is poured into the mould through the channels. It is allowed to cool until the brass completely solidifies. Then the outer mud layer is broken to obtain a brass model. After some final finishing touches, the exquisite Dhokra art is ready!
Dimension :- LxBxH = inch
Weight :- 9.300 Kg