What is Dokra Art?
Dokra (also called Dhokra) art is an ancient method of making metal artifacts by a wax-casting technique. The name comes from the Dokra tribes, the metal-workers of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. The traditional dhokra work is a typical tribal craft in bronze with its mesh like features giving it a distinctive beauty. The tribal families of Sadeibareni a village near Dhenkanal town produce this unusual craft. Metal craft reached perfection in Orissa with a range of indigenous designs being created by its craftsmen churning out numerous religious and gift items. Today, Dokra art is admired all over the world for its primeval simplicity and enchanting folk motifs.
Read more about the art from in the blog by Disha Mishra Dubey here.