About the craft:
Dhokra/Dokra is an ancient method of making metal artifacts (brass) through the lost wax casting technique or cire perdue to create religious figurines, ritual objects, ornaments and kitchenware with intricate surface ornamentation such as pellets, lattices and spirals. Dhokra artists use wax, resin and firewood, clay from riverbeds and a firing hole dug in the ground.
Dhokra art is inspired by the primordial tribal themes of animals, mythical creatures, human heads, foliage and natural shapes. The products of dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of their primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form.