From our Heritage Collection - This Magnificent rectangular Jewellery box with 21 tribal figures including motifs of flowers and elephants sculpted on all sides of the box is hand crafted from bell metal displaying an intricate pattern reflecting the skill of the tribal craftsmen .
Dhokra is an ancient folk art tradition prevalent in India in the eastern states of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh where such items are made through the process of non-ferrous metal casting using the centuries old lost-wax casting technique.
The name Dokra or Dhokra was used to indicate a group of craftsmen of nomadic type from the Dhokra Damar tribe, scattered over the regions of Bengal, Orisa and Madhya Pradash, whose wares were identified by their beautifully shaped and decorated metal products inspired by indigenous folk culture and are characterised by a primitive, instinctive style.
This rare rectangular jewellery box measures:
Length 18 cm x Width 12 cm x Height 18 cm
Weight: 1.7 Kilograms