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Crafts of India — Dhokra

Dhokra: Craft of one of the oldest civilizations

Madhavi Verma Dhokra

Dhokra: Craft of one of the oldest civilizations

Dhokra craft uses lost-wax technique of metal casting which has been practiced among Dhokra Damar tribe since over 4000 years. Lot of people now know it as bell metal craft. It so happened that when British came across this craft, they found technique very similar to bells manufacturing in England. And since they had difficulty in pronouncing the name Dhokra, they preferred to use Bell Metal to identify Dhokra products. Even local tradesman started selling it as bell metal. Hence, both names became synonymous with each other despite being quite different. Dhokra Damar tribe is believed to be original metalsmiths...

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