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Traditional Palanquin Decorative Showpiece in Dhokra Art Form

  • Traditional Palanquin Decorative Showpiece in Dhokra Art Form
  • Made in India
  • Color : Golden
  • Material : Brass
  • Weight : 300 gm (approx.)
  • Dimension (L*W*H) : 20.5 cm * 4.2 cm * 11 cm
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Description :

Palanquin is a covered box-shaped vehicle without wheel and formerly used in eastern part of Asia for one person on the shoulder of men by means of poles. There is still a custom in India of carrying a bride in a Palanquin by the palanquin bearers and the bearers express their joy and pride by singing along the way while carrying a newlywed bride to her house. The Palanquin, popularly known as ‘Palki’, can be traced back to teh age of Ramayana. Palanquin appeared in ancient Egyptian paintings and were used by the Persians and the Romans also. This showpiece comes in golden color with antique finish and 100% handmade using the lost-wax casting technique. The charming folk motifs of Dhokra are fashioned from brass and copper based alloys using this old technique. There are two main processes of lost wax casting – solid casting and hollow casting. Hollow casting is the conventional method and it is popular in the eastern part of India. The artisans of Dhokra art are mainly based of Bankura and Bardhaman district of West Bengal. This type of metal casting or lost wax casting has been used in India for over 4000 years. This Dhokra Palanquin depict the saga of Indian rich cultural heritage and legacy primitive metal craft work. The essence of this beautiful and magnificent Dhokra art work will not only enrich the beauty of your living spaces, gives an exotic feeling with its traditional form.

Features :

  • This high-quality Dhokra Palanquin can be the perfect handmade decorative showpiece for your living room.
  • This can be the gift option for your loved ones who like Indian tradition and culture
  • Its natural beauty will deliver the essence of folk culture, through diverse art forms.
  • A minor organic variation and slight deviation while hand curving would enhance the uniqueness and make the product more appealing.
  • This can also be the auspicious gift option for any festivals, house warming ceremony.
  • Hand crafted item from India
  • Color : Golden
  • Material: Brass
  • Weight : 300 gm
  • Dimension (L*W*H) : 20.5 cm * 4.2 cm * 11 cm
  • Box Content : 1 Dhokra Palanquin

Handling Instructions :

  • Keep the statue away from water or alcohol-based cleansing agent.
  • Clean this figurine with dry clean cotton cloth.

Note :

  • This product is purely handmade. So, there might be slight variation of color and design which are natural in the manufacturing of hand made items as there is human involvement
  • Dimensions mentioned are approximative.

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