- Frame - 9.5" x 9" (Width x Height)
- Dragonfly with angled wings - 4" x 4" (Width x Height)
- Dragonfly: Bell metal, an alloy of nickel, brass and zinc.
- Frame: Double-mounting on Gujarati Aahir-style embroidered fabric encased in an outer frame.
Metal dragonflies, hand-cast using the traditional dokra metal craft, mounted on a background of fabric embroidered in the Aahir style of Kutch in Gujarat, and framed.
Collected over time, these Kutchi hand embroidered patches now form an interesting background for our dokra metal craft dragonflies.Dokra metal craft is an ancient craft that uses the lost-wax casting technique. Dokra metal craft is primarily from three regions: West Bengal, Odisha and Jaharkhand.
Each dragonfly goes through several stages of making.
- First, blocks of wax are hand-moulded into shape, and decorations added using wax threads.
- The shape is then carefully covered with layers of clay, taking the form of the wax on the inside.
- The clay is baked, during which the wax melts and drains away, leaving a mould (a hollow within the clay).
- The mould is then filled with molten metal, which takes the shape that the wax left behind.
- The clay is then chipped off and the dragonfly is polished and finished.
Each dragonfly needs to be made separately, and will never be exactly the same as the others. This is the mark of a true handmade item.
Comes with a hook attached at the back.
Timelines for dispatch
4 working days
5 to 7 days from date of dispatch