Exalted Horse Decorative

Dhokra, India
TTINRABMCL0000007

This elaborately caparisoned horse is cast from bell metal using the indigenous lost-wax process native to Central and Eastern India. This process, called 'Dhokra', has a history that stretches back 4,500 years to the days of Mohenjo-Daro. Place this piece of tribal art on a gleaming glass table to make its rough texture really pop and wow onlookers.

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Dhokra is an ancient methods of metal casting in India, honed for more than 4500 years. The Bronze Age on the Indian subcontinent began around 3300 BC. Inhabitants of the Indus Valley, the Harappans, developed this technique.

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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...

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    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 20
    Width: 7
    Height: 20
    Weight(gm):1490.0000
    Craft : Dhokra
    Colour : Gold
    Placement : Floor, Counter Top

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