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Bronze fish

$95.00

This dhokra bronze fish was made by a farmer in the summer time when the bees wax used to make the form is soft and pliable. This mythical looking fish measures 27 cm long from his open toothy mouth to the end of his tail and weighs 517 grams.

Dhokra bronze objects are created by the lost wax method. First a clay core is formed over which the wax is applied in layers and fine strands with intricate patterns and detail. The form is then covered in more layers of clay and left to dry in the sun or oven. The model is again heated to remove the wax and finally molten bronze is poured into the cavity, faithfully following the contours of the wax model.

The craft of dhokra bronze making dates back 4500 years and is still practiced in parts of Orissa by tribal families in villages.

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