Exquisite figurines and objects are crafted in the Bastar & Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh out of bell metal, brass and bronze. Traditionally the Ghadwas of Bastar and Jharas of Raigarh practice the Dhokra art with lost wax technique or hollow casting. ‘Dhokra’ is derived from the ‘Dhokra Damar’ tribe, who traditionally employ the lost wax technique to cast non-ferrous metals. Almost 4,000 years old, one of the earliest examples of this technique is the famous ‘Dancing Girl’ figurine excavated from Mohenjo Daro. Dhokra and Bell Metal are used interchangeably since this metal (an alloy of copper and tin mixed in the ratio 3:1) is commonly used in the process.

Prominent amongst the tribal arts of India is the Bastar art practiced by the tribals of the Bastar region in India. This distinctive art is known the world over for their unique artifacts usually depicting the rural existence of tribal community, their rustic lifestyles, and country scenes which gives a traditional look to your interiors. These artifacts attracts the attention of art enthusiasts as well as experts the world over and has found eager buyers worldwide.

The process of carving dhokra craft is quite simple – it basically includes forging and hammering the metal. Using a few tools and a simple furnace of a handful of coals, they twist and bend hot iron into expressive shapes and carve it to produce images of the finest quality and grandeur. These beautiful artifacts of dhokra can be used to beautifully grace your homes, besides making the perfect gift for any occasion.

Our collection is directly obtained from the tribal communities and can be distinguished for its creativity, design and exclusiveness that are beyond comparison. You can be assured that you are receiving the finest in hand craftsmanship.