Brass Dokra Crafts

Brass Dokra Crafts

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    Dokra craft or bell metal craft has been named after the nomadic Dhokra Damar tribe who primarily belonged to the states of West Bengal and Odisha. You can find authentic Dokra metal crafts and unique handmade Dhokra art items@Smris, OMR, Chennai.

    Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Which metal is used in Dokra?

    The Dokra artifacts are made in brass and are unique in that the pieces do not have any joints. The method is combining metallurgical skills with wax techniques employing the lost wax technique, a unique form where mould is used only once and broken, making this art the only one-of-its-kind in the world.

    What is Dokra famous for?

    Dhokra (also spelt Dokra) is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. One of the earliest known lost wax artefacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo-daro.

    What are the raw materials for Dokra?

    The raw materials required for Dhokra casting include clay, rice husk, beeswax or paraffin wax, coal, tree resin, nut oil and metal, which is derived from discarded scraps, including those found at utensil shops.

    How do you clean Dhokra handicraft?

    Use a soft cloth: When cleaning Dhokra brass artifacts, use a soft cloth or brush to gently remove dust and dirt. Avoid using abrasive brushes or rough cloths, as they can scratch the surface.

    Store carefully: When not in use, store Dhokra brass artifacts in a dry and dust-free area.

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