Buy Ethnic JewelleryDhokra jewellery from Anwesha Tribal Arts and Crafts from Odisha working closely with tribes from the state and providing them a sustainable income.
Dhokra is an art-form of making idols, figurines and other artefacts using brass through the famous lost-wax technique. One of the oldest known techniques for makings sculptures and figurines is the lost-wax method which can be dated to over 5,500 years. The Indus-Sarasvati civilisation, where the "dancing girl" was discovered at Mohenjo-Daro, was one of the pioneers of making beautiful sculptures and figurines. The Dhokra art-form, practiced in West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Odisha is named after the metal-smith tribes of West Bengal -Dhokra Damar.
Dhokra brass items include jewellery, figurines of everyday people, animals and other artefacts like bells, candle stands, pen stands.
Dhokra jewellery can compliment both traditional and contemporary looks. While buying Dhokra products not only are you helping in promoting a rich heritage but also helping in a more environmentally friendly planet and enabling a sustainable income for artisans.