Wise Turtle Decorative

Dhokra, India
TTINRABMCL0000001

The intricacy embodied in this artefact makes it a very special example of the ancient Indian lost-wax process known as 'Dhokra'. Created as a bell metal casting and imbued with a golden hue, this gleaming metallic turtle is a unique and rare collectible. Show your love and appreciation for genuine tribal art by flaunting this in your living space and attract envious, admiring glances from lookers-on.

₹2,500
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  • Heritage
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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...

  • Anatomy of the Product
    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 20
    Width: 11
    Height: 8.5
    Weight(gm):885.0000
    Craft : Dhokra
    Colour : Gold
    Placement : Counter Top

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