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Trove Craft India

Dhokra metal craft brass Horse - Set of 2

Regular price Rs. 1,950.00
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Dimensions

5" x 3.5" (Width x Height) 

Material

Bell metal, an alloy of nickel, brass and zinc.

Weight

0.11 Kg

Product Description

Dhokra metal craft brass Horse - Set of 2

Set of two hand-cast horses made using the traditional dhokra metal craft.

Dhokra metal craft is an ancient craft that uses the lost-wax casting technique. Dhokra metal craft is primarily from three regions: West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. 

Each Horse goes through several stages of making.

  1. First, blocks of wax are hand-moulded into shape, and decorations added using wax threads.
  2. The shape is then carefully covered with layers of clay, taking the form of the wax on the inside.
  3. The clay is baked, during which the wax melts and drains away, leaving a mould (a hollow within the clay).
  4. The mould is then filled with molten metal, which takes the shape that the wax left behind.
  5. The clay is then chipped off and the horse is polished and finished.

Each of these needs to be made separately, and will never be exactly the same as the others. This is the mark of a true handmade item.

Please note - that the actual colors may vary based on the screen resolution of your device. As per our experience, viewing the products on the desktop is usually  more accurate to the actual colors.  

Timelines for dispatch

4 working days

Delivery Date

5 to 7 days from date of dispatch