Dhokra Turtle | Coshal Art | Handmade Idols and figurines
Regular priceRs. 809.00Rs. 699.00Sale
Weight :-325 g
Dimension :- 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 (Inches)
Turtles are a popular symbol in mythology because of their longevity and one's hope and wish for long life. With their protective shells and charming demeanor, they are often found to be symbols of tranquillity. Many cultures depict the turtle as carrying the world on its back or supporting the heavens, and so using their imagination our tribal artisans handcrafted this unique tribal turtle which definitely will enhance the beauty of any interior and make you feel connected to the earth.
Dhokra making process has several steps, which include making clay model, giving designs of bee-wax on dried clay, applying two layers of clay on wax design, and creating channels for molten brass. The model is heated, then the inner layer of beeswax melts and escapes through the channels, consequently creating a space in between. This, therefore, acts as a mold. Hot liquid brass is poured into the mold through the channels. It is allowed to cool until the brass completely solidifies. Then the outer mud layer is broken to obtain a brass model. After some final finishing touches, the exquisite Dhokra art is ready!