This tortoise is a dhokra artwork. Dhokra is a nonferrous- metal casting using the lost wax technique. It is a tribal art form and has been practiced in India for over 4000 years and is even made today. It is a handcrafted product by tribal artisans. Tortoise double hook used as hanging on a coat, jacket, sweater, key, and shirt or dress, etc., and also perfect for adding a decorative touch to any room's decor.
Hanging your things like a jacket, shirt, etc.
Dimensions - 5 x 2 x 1.4 (L,W,H in Inches)
Weight - 125 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.