Olive tortoise is made of dhokra art. Dhokra is a 4000 years old art form, with the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro being its earliest artifact. Dhokra is made up of an alloy of brass, nickel, and zinc and uses the lost-wax process to cast hollow brass objects and images. It can also be used as a showpiece for office tables and as a gift option for housewarming & other occasions.
Used for the temple and home décor.
Perfect gift option.
Dimensions – 5.5 x 2.8 x 1.5 ( L,W,H Inches)
Weight – 70 gms
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The craft takes its name from the Dhokra Damar tribe of West Bengal, distant relatives of the Gonds and Ghadwas of Central India. They are located in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bengal, Chhattisgarh. They lived under a blanket of stars and the shade of trees, hawking bracelets, anklets, earrings, wristbands, necklaces, and idols of gods and goddesses, besides utilitarian pieces such as combs, lamps, bowls, betel boxes, and cups. Around a hundred years ago, some Jhara tribesmen settled in Ektaal village.
Dhokra and Bindu artist
“I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do a really good job. I’m glad I decided to work with you. You give employment to tribal peoples and allow our tribals to explore their art.
Thanks, Universal Tribes!”
Colors and shape may vary from the actual product, because of the lights & photography. Designs may also vary due to unique designs that are handmade by tribal artists.