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Salfi Tree Bastar Tribal Drink Dhokra Art | Lost Wax Casting

Salfi Tree Bastar Tribal Drink Dhokra Art | Lost Wax Casting

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Alwahi is a brand lead by Ganga – Maa Danteshwari – Suraj Self Help Groups. Alwahi is a village near Lohandiguda – Bastar. Its famous for its rural community which specifically  involved  in  the  works on the ancient lost wax casting techniques popularly know as Dhokra Casting. Alwahi village is nurtured by National Rural Livelihood Mission. (NRLM) is a poverty alleviation project implemented by Ministry of Rural Development. Non-ferrous  metal  casting  using  the  lost-wax  casting  method  is  Dhokra  (also spelt Dokra). For over 4,000 years, this form of metal casting has been used in India and is still  used.  A  dancing  girl  from  Mohenjo-daro  is  one  of  the  earliest  known  lost wax artefacts.  Due  to  primitive  simplicity,  enchanting  folk  motifs  and  forceful  form,  the product of dhokra artisans is in great demand in domestic and foreign markets.  Dhokra horses, elephants, peacocks, owls, religious images, lamp caskets, measuring cups, etc. The first task in the hollow casting process of lost wax consists of producing a clay core  that  is  approximately  the  shape  of  the  final  cast image. Then, a layer of wax consisting  of  pure  beeswax,  Damara  orientalis  tree  resin,  and nut oil covers the clay heart. In all of its finer design details and decorations, the wax is then moulded and carved. It is then coated with clay layers, which on the inside take the negative form of the wax, thereby becoming a mould for the metal that will be poured inside it. For wax, which melts away when the clay is baked, drain ducts are left.The molten metal then replaces the wax, often using brass scrap as the basic raw material. Between the heart and the inner surface of the mould, the liquid metal poured in hardens. The mould is packed with metal and takes the same form as the wax. It is then chipped off the outer layer of clay and the metal icon is polished and finished as desired.

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    Sonadhar & Khirmani Kashyap

    Dhokra art is the famous art of Chhattisgarh, making it a favorite folk style for many customers, collectors, decorators, furnishers, etc. Dhokra art is inspired by tribal themes of animals, mythical creatures, human creatures, natural shapes, etc. The region is rich in the tradition of craft and culture. The Dhokra craft is found in Bastar, which is a district in the southern part of the state of Chhattisgarh.