Adilabad Dokra

  • It is form of ancient bell metal craft practiced by Woj community native to Adilabad district of Telangana.
  • They use ancient casting technique called cire perdue (lost wax casting technique), a technique wherein duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture.
  • The 100-odd families are currently, involved in creation of a hereditary crafts.
  • The craftsmen mostly indulge in creation of metal casting products like idols of local deities, dancing figures, bells, jewellery, statues and many other decorative items.
  • Apart from these, they also makes figures of animals and birds, and jewels.
  • Why in news? It has been granted GI tag.

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