Dhokra Oval Brass Jewellery Box With Lord Ganesha Idol Handcrafted From Bell Metal - L 16 cm x W 9.5 cm x H 22 cm

From our Heritage Collection - This Majestic Jewellery box with the idol of the most popular of Hindu Dieties - Lord Ganesha also known as " Elephant God of Wisdom" hand crafted from bell metal.                                                                 This beautiful oval box is crafted with an intricate mesh design reflecting the skill of the craftsman with 4 straight legs, a lockable lid with hinges and the 10 cm tall Lord Ganesha adorning the piece.   

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. 

  The oval jewellery box measures: Length 16 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Height 22 cm

Weight: 1.15 Kilograms