This beautiful dhokra art candle stand has been handmade by tribes in Central india
Great for gifting, a well as adorning your home
About the Craft:
The dhokra art with lost wax technique or hollow casting is traditionaly practised by the gadwa, gond and dhurwa tribes of chattisgarh in Central India. The technique involves patterning a clay core intricately with wax wires and then coating it carefully with a mix of clay and hay. The wax covered clay core is put in the cauldron of molten metal with an opening/hole in the clay mixture, where the wax is subsequently melted off, and the space thus created is filled with metal- an alloy of copper, brass and tin which enters through the hole. The outer layer of clay is then chipped off and the metal icon is polished and finished as desired.