Vintage Brass bell-metal tribal 18 cm tall oil lamp displaying an majestic handcrafted elephant with peacocks and a small brass spoon on a chain.
All the elements are beautifully arranged including the top of the lamp with intricate engravings and patterns crafted by hand by the skilled artisans of the Indian state of Odhisha, India.
Know as Dhokra, the craft is centuries old and uses the technique of "Cire Perdue" metal casting where the outer surface of the core wax model is covered with multiple strands of wax wire.
The craft is practised and used with minor variations all over the eastern Indian tribal complex comprising areas in mainly Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand ( States of India) .
This lamp measures:
Height 18 cm x top diameter 10 cm x bottom round diameter 10 cm
Weight: 650 Grams
Care: Please do not use any chemicals. Just wipe with a dry cloth.