A beautifully hand crafted Dhokra Craft pen stand depicting a Laxmi’s face on its surface. Lovely as a table curio and a perfect gift that will always e appreciated. Dhokra is amongst the oldest traditional techniques of metal casting in India, practiced for over 4,000 years. The lost wax technique, cire perdue is the medium of metal workers in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal. Bell metal or Dhokra is one of the earliest known methods of metal casting. This craft dates back to pre-historic times of the Harrappa and Mohenjodaro Civilizations. Entirely handcrafted, the unique 13 stage process of Dhokra metal making is an outcome of the original craft instinct handed down through the centuries. Dhokra is an alloy of brass, nickel and zinc that lends an antique effects to the castings.
PLEASE NOTE : The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design, sizing and weight. Variations will occur from piece to piece, measurements may vary slightly.
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Our business is rooted in our love of hand craftsmanship, history, and authenticity. We work carefully to source items that are uniquely hand-made as well as hard to find vintage items from remote areas in India. Sourced from materials (such as recycled glass and metal) that use low impact, sustainable and ethical processes, we employ artisans and craftspeople in a place rich with bead making history.