This figurine while holding a book, actually has a faraway expression on its face, almost human. To bring smiles and a definite closer look from your guests, this figurine should be kept on the centre table of your living room.
Size - Width: 1.5 inches, Length: 5.8 inches
Dokra Art - The beauty of any dokra artifact is that every dokra artifact is unique in the world; no two dokras are the same. The reason for this is dokra is completely handcrafted and therefore, the shapes are not perfect, and the symmetries are not mirror images produced like in computer graphics. Dokra artifacts are made from brass and are unique in itself as each piece is made from a new mould which is lost in the process.
Dokra is the art of metal crafts amongst some indigenous tribes of eastern India including West Bengal and Orissa. Dokra structure of metal casting is said to be oldest form of metal casting and is precisely known as ‘cire perdue’ or lost wax procedure. A duplicate of the product is made with wax on a clay center with all its improved particulars of designs and decorations. It is then heated where the wax melts leaving the metal structure of the design.
Region – This art comes from Orissa, which is renown for its rich culture and heritage, is located on the east coast of the bay of Bengal in India . Also one of the richest states in tradition and art, it is the centre of Jain, Buddhist and Hindu religion. Orissa is equally well known for its grand temples and celebrated Odissi dance.
Social Impact – At Craftsvilla we are dedicated to supporting the artisans, who have preserved our rich and diverse heritage and culture and are now finding it difficult to sustain it. We support them by providing them employment and bringing to the world their priceless art in the form of our products. Often we have been able to revive a form of art dying out, due to lack of funds and provide a source of income to countless families. Taking this one step further we have also established a Craftsvilla fund in support of these artisans.
Saanvi Home Shoppee is an endeavor by Kedar and Megha Natani who are very passionate about Handicraft Products in India. They live in Mumbai and dedicate lot of their time in exploring handicrafts in different parts of India.
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