This beautiful Dhokra necklace is made using this ancient craft of Dhokra metal casting - the lost-wax casting technique. The handmade metal beads are threaded onto red silk thread in the Rajasthani style. Black glass beads create a bold accent.
Origins of Dhokra Metalwork:
The Dhokra metalwork art form dates back 5,000 years to the civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. The most famous Dhokra/Bell metal artifact (an alloy of brass, zinc and nickel) is the Dancing Girl of Monhenjo-Daro.
Dhokra metal casting of Orissa, India, is a typical tribal art form and usually a lineage craft. We partner with Zola India. Zola India designs and works directly with the tribal craftspeople in India, translating ancient crafts into modern wearable art in an effort to preserve these ancient traditions.