Celebutant Elephant Art

Dhokra, India
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This majestic elephant is a jaw-dropping example of the intricacy of Dhokra lost-wax casting work. The body of the gracefully bedecked beast is composed of a procession of people, pause for a moment to appreciate the artistic vision of combining an elephant and its entourage into the same figurine. The rustic, tribal feel of this elephant makes an apt addition to your unique, quirky space.

₹52,200
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  • Heritage
  • Contemporary

Dhokra is a tribe of metalsmiths of West Bengal. The tribe which are still nomads with few settlements now extends from Jharkhand to West Bengal and Orissa to Chhattisgarh Dhokras.

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    Process of Making

    Core-making: A clay core is made, slightly smaller than the final intended size of the artefact. Clay used is a mix of two-three clays ? fine clay near the river beds, Clay from the Termite mound or ?Ant Hills? and normal sand. Cow Dung is also used along with rice husk in pre-determined proportions. The core may be hardened by firing or sun-drying.Modelling: A detailed wax model is built up around the core, to the thickness of metal desired in the finished object. Wax is derived from natural pl...

  • Anatomy of the Product
    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 65
    Width: 35.5
    Height: 55
    Weight(gm):37040.0000
    Craft : Dhokra
    Colour : Gold, Brown
    Placement : Floor

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