Royal Chariot Decorative

Dhokra,

India

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The bullock-cart is a cultural symbol in many parts of the world, because that combination of beast of burden and transport vehicle formed a lifeline. In the hands of Dhokra artisans, this casting made from bell metal is an ode to a 4000-year old craft. The rustic lifestyle has been beautifully captured, with subtle motifs inspired painted in hues of brown and gold. Let it stand proudly in your home, as a mark of your discerning sensibilities.

₹27,700
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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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    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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    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 60
    Width: 28.5
    Height: 56.5
    Type of Material:Bell Metal
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