Dhokra Metal Casting in West Bengal
The Dhokra castings of figurines and different animals with their antique look, fit for interior decoration. This tribal jewellery indicates a nomadic group of people scattered over West Bengal, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. The Dhokra system of metal casting is one of the oldest form of metal casting in India.
In this type of metal casting, a lost wax technique is used which is also called as hollow casting. The method is used to produce figures of gods and goddesses, different types of lamps and jewellery. Anklets, necklaces and bangles are the most common jewellery items that are produced through this process.
Surajkund Crafts Mela is a mega event which exhibits India’s rich handicraft and handloom tradition. This fair was started by the Haryana Tourism to promote Indian cultural tradition.