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Dhokra Kamar tribes of West Bengal
Dhokra Kamar tribes of West Bengal

Suchismita Aditya
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who are Dhokra Kamar tribes in West Bengal and what is their contribution in the field of craft

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Bidyut Sinha
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The Dhokra Karnar tribes are the traditional metalsmiths of West Bengal. They follow a technique of metal casting known as Dhokra, which has been named after the tribe. these are so beautifully made that it appears thar these have been made from a single piece of wire. However, this is not the case. The object is cast in metal, using what is known as the lost- wax technique. The Dhokras make many varieties of diyas lamps that are both single and multiple. The Dhokra metal casting is perhaps the only living tradition of metal image making in Eastern India.

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The dhokra Kamar tribes are the part of the same family which includes the malhars of Jharkhand and the Sithrias of Orissa. The west Bengal metal workers known as the Dhokras and the dheppons lives in the districts of Bankura, Midnapore, Purulia, Birbhum and Burdwan. The dhokra metal casting is their popular craft item as well as the only living tradition of metal image making in the eastern india. the dhokras make many varieties of diyas, decorative pieces and even ornaments.

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Dhokra Kamar tribes are mainly semi-nomadic tribe of western West Bengal. it is a community of metal craftsman. their traditional occupation is repairing utensils and selling small idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. but they are mainly famous for the dhokra work, a technique of intricate metal casting. they use a lost wax technique, known as hollow casting. these dhokra crafts are very much in use as ritual objects like lamps, jewellery etc.

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