Traditionally the artisans of Bastar practice the Dhokra art with lost wax technique or hollow casting.
This involves intricately patterning a clay core with wax ribbons and then coating it carefully with a mix of clay and hay.
The wax is then melted off, and the cavity formed is filled with molten metal. When this solidifies, the craftsman reveals the beauty of his creation by cautiously breaking open the outer clay shell.
Each piece is characterized by attention to intricate detail, and the incredible talent from India's village artisans shines through their products.
At Amrita Store, we hope to support these artisans and their art. By buying these items, not only will you enhance the beauty of your home,but will also be a part of promoting India's vibrant craftsmanship and paying tributes to them.