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The royal elephant decked up in all its resplendent glory with the Ambari or Howdah _ the throne atop an elephant _ is all ready for the king. This beautiful Dhokra figurine has great attention to detail and will add a touch of ethnicity to your living spaces.

Being a handcrafted product there could be certain imperfections that only adds to the charm.

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 figurines of everyday people, animals and other artefacts like bells, candle stands, pen stands. Home and office spaces can be adorned with these artefacts that exude primitive simplicity. 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.

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