The cow is associated with Aditi- the mother of all the gods in the Vedas. Our tribal artists of Chattisgarh, have shown respect to this divine creature by making a sculpture of this cow with its calf. It also depicts the love between a mother and her child in its purest form.
Dhokra making process has several steps, which include making clay model, giving designs of bee-wax on dried clay, applying two layers of clay on wax design, and 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 mold. Hot liquid brass is poured into the mold 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!