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Dhokra Art Bell Metal CastingLost Wax Casting – is not only beautiful but unique also. These artifacts are made from brass and are unique as each piece is made from a new mold which is lost in the process. So every Dhokra artifact is unique in the world. It also, does not have any joints. It comes in one piece as a whole. Since it is completely handcrafted and therefore, the shapes are not perfect, and the symmetries are not mirror image produced like in machine made products.  

Dhokra Art - Lost Wax Casting has got its name associated with the French name of “cire perdue is the process by which a metal (such as silver, gold, brass or bronze) sculpture is cast from an artist's sculpture. Lost-wax casting was widespread in Europe until 18th century, when a piece-mold process came to predominate.

In the lost-wax (or cire perdue) process as used by artisans, a figure is first roughly modeled in clay. Over this inner clay core, the craftsman applies a layer of beeswax. This wax is applied in thin threads that are pressed through a bamboo tube or a syringe or other device. Sometimes the threads are criss-crossed into a lattice pattern, giving a characteristic appearance to the final figure. At some places on the figure, the worker may use a hot knife to smooth the surface of the threads.

Once the wax is modeled into a final form, two layers of clay are placed on top. First, a thin clay paste is added and allowed to dry; then a layer of rougher clay mixed with rice husks is added and also allowed to dry. Thus, the wax now forms a mold for the metal that will subsequently comprise the cast statue. A hole is cut through the top of the clay coverings to allow for the entrance of the molten metal. Likewise, a channel is made in the bottom to let the wax flow out of the mold. Metal wires are then tied around the whole construction to keep it intact.

Molten brass or bell metal is gradually poured into the mold through the top hole. The hot metal melts the wax, which flows out the exit hole in the bottom. The heat of the metal also chars the clay. After the metal has cooled, perhaps overnight, the wires are untied or cut and the outer layers of clay are chipped away. The inner core of now blackened clay may be scraped away through a hole or holes in the figure, or it may be left intact, giving weight to the cast piece. (This blackened clay core is often visible through holes in the castings.) When the metal figure is revealed after the outer layer of clay is removed, additional scraping, chiseling, or polishing may subsequently be done to the cast figure, according to the craftsman's intentions for the final form. Apart from beautiful statues and Folk motifs Dhokra art is also used for making Jewellery and other small items.

The traditional profiles and captivating designs of these Dhokra artifacts will provide timeless beauty to any home. Each and every piece of this captivating art is made with so much devotion, care, patience and skill that each artifact is valuable in itself.

We at Komoli work with several Artisans practicing this Art form and are spread over in the states of Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Pashim Banga.

Dhokra

Riding on a Fish - Decorative Lost Wax Casting Sculpture Metal Pen Holder
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Amazing 3D Wall Mural With Dhokra Jali - Custom Framing Options
Amazing 3D Wall Mural With Dhokra Jali - Custom Framing Options
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Musical Maestro - Amazing 3D Wall Mural With Dhokra Jali Design - Custom Framing Options
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The Afternoon Affair - Tribal Lady Reading Book - Lost Wax Casting Sculpture
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Time to Recap - Sculpture of Lady on Cot Reading Book - Metal Sculpture
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Tortoise Head Boat with Three Rowing Tribal - Lost Wax Casting Sculpture
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Tribal Man Face Mask - Coat Hanger - Customized Metal Sculpture
Tribal Man Face Mask - Coat Hanger - Customized Metal Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Tribal Musicians and Melody - Golden Finish Lost Was Casting Artwork
Tribal Musicians and Melody - Golden Finish Lost Was Casting Artwork
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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"The Jocky" - Horse Head on Uniquely Handcrafted Lost Wax Casting Bottle Opener
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Amazing Wall Mural With 3D Artistic Dhokra Jali - Custom Framing Options
3D pictorisation of a Dhokra artwork which is generally available only as flat 2 dimensional obje..
Book Reading Ganesha - Dhokra Miniature Sculpture
Book Reading Ganesha - Dhokra Miniature Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Circular Pen Holder - Dhokra Artifact
Circular Pen Holder - Dhokra Artifact
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Colorful Dhokra - Angry Nandi (Small - 6 Inch)
Colorful Dhokra - Angry Nandi (Small - 6 Inch)
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Cute Ganesha on pull-cart
Cute Ganesha on pull-cart
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Imaginations have wings and it can take the artisans anywhere. The artisan who crafted this hails..
Dafli Tribal Bell
Dafli Tribal Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Dancing Folk Couple - Dhokra
Dancing Folk Couple - Dhokra
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft - Frames
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Dandia Tribal Bell
Dandia Tribal Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Dhokra Hanging Bell (Small - 3 Inches)
Dhokra Hanging Bell (Small - 3 Inches)
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Dhokra Wall Pane
Dhokra Wall Pane
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft - Frames
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Dholak Tribal Bell
Dholak Tribal Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Ding Dong Dhokra Bell
Ding Dong Dhokra Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Drum Beat Tribal Bell
Drum Beat Tribal Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Drum Bell
Drum Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Elephant Head - Unique Lost Wax Casting Bottle Opener - Hand Crafted
Elephant Head - Unique Lost Wax Casting Bottle Opener - Hand Crafted
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Elephant Key Hanger
Elephant Key Hanger
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Elephant Pendant
Elephant Pendant
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft - Jewellery
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Expressions and Smile - Tribal Face Mask
Expressions and Smile - Tribal Face Mask
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
If you're looking for a new, unique way to express your personality and sense of humor in your ho..
Folk Couple on Cot
Folk Couple on Cot
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Folk Farmers - Dhokra
Folk Farmers - Dhokra
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft - Frames
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Ganesha with Mahabharat
Ganesha with Mahabharat
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Gods in India. You can see various facets of him in diffe..
Going to Ibiza - Dhokra Artifact
Going to Ibiza - Dhokra Artifact
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Golden Artistic Bullock Cart - Fine Dhokra Artifact
Golden Artistic Bullock Cart - Fine Dhokra Artifact
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Golden Camel Cart - Dhokra
Golden Camel Cart - Dhokra
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Hidden Peacock in Candle Holder
Hidden Peacock in Candle Holder
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Horse Cart - Golden
Horse Cart - Golden
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
This beautiful articraft makes us wonder, how talented can our artisans be? This is perhaps one c..
I Am Alone - Tribal Working Lady - Metal Handmade Sculpture
I Am Alone - Tribal Working Lady - Metal Handmade Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Intricate Lost Wax Casting Sculpture – Nandi in Conventional Dhokra Jaali Work
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Jatra Party - Dhokra Wall Panel
Jatra Party - Dhokra Wall Panel
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft - Frames
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Joyous Tribal Dance - Dhokra Sculpture
Joyous Tribal Dance - Dhokra Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Happy, Joyful, Delighted and dancing with rejoice. How else would you like to describe them? All ..
Lady on Cot
Lady on Cot
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Lucky Charm Tortoise - Paper Weight
Lucky Charm Tortoise - Paper Weight
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Our research suggests that tortoise perhaps is the most popular animal whose figurine is being pr..
Miniature Dhokra Ganesha - Earthy Finish
Miniature Dhokra Ganesha - Earthy Finish
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Mom and Me - Tribal Lady with Child - Handmade Metal Sculpture
Mom and Me - Tribal Lady with Child - Handmade Metal Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Music Marshall - Amazing 3D Wall Mural With Dhokra Jali Design - Custom Framing Options
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Musical Ganesha - Earthy Finish
Musical Ganesha - Earthy Finish
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Dhokra at its best. This collection is perfect for those who understand the process of Dhokra and..
Musical Ganesha - Set of 4 Lovely Little Joe
Musical Ganesha - Set of 4 Lovely Little Joe
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Nagada Tribal Bell
Nagada Tribal Bell
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
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Nandi - "The Bull" - Colorful Dhokra Sculpture
Nandi - "The Bull" - Colorful Dhokra Sculpture
Dhokra - Lost Wax Casting - Bell Metal Craft
Nandi – Shiva’s bull represents strength, faith, and consistency in belief. Nandi signifies s..