Dhokra Decorative Pieces – UPSC Prelims

  • Dhokra artefacts are metal figurines fashioned from bronze and copper based alloys using a ‘lost wax casting’.
  • The name is derived from the Dhokra Damar tribes, the traditional metal smiths of West Bengal.
  • One of the oldest Dhokra artefacts is the ‘Dancing girl of Mohenjodaro’.

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