Weight :- 900 g
Dimension :- 3.2 x 3.2 x 11.2 (Inches)
What makes Dhokra art form unique is the fact that no two Dhokra artworks are alike, and every single sculpture is painstakingly crafted to be one of a kind. This time consuming and intricate art is traditionally passed down from generation to generation and requires years of practice to gain expertise. The artisans take inspiration from mythology, the environment, and simple rituals, and showcase these through their works. This sculpture of a tribal lady represents this art very well.
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!