Vintage Dhokra Hand Crafted Brass Elephant On 4 Wheels With A Mahout - L15 x H16 x W10 cm

From our Vintage collection - Exquisite Brass Elephant on 4 wheels with a saddle and a mahout handcrafted by Indian Artisans from Odhisa practising the Dhokra Art of metal craft as per century old traditions. 

Known as a Haathi which means elephant signifying strength and at the same time gentleness, this masterpiece has been crafted with perfect detailing complete with iron axles, 4 movable wheels and with its own mahout including the delicate design and engraving on the elephant saddle.

The process of lost wax casting  is a centuries old tradition of crafting using a technique called "cire perdue" for metal casting where the outer surface of the core wax model is covered with multiple strands of wax wire 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) . 

During the days of the Raj, it is said that children of royalty would play with toys like these in their palaces in the absence of other indoor sports. 

Measures: Length 15 cm x height 16 cm x width 10 cm

Weight : 1.25 kilograms