Orissa is best known for its Dhokra metal casting which is an important traditional craft. This Dhokra casting is an essentially folk-art that is restricted in a few places. The metal used for this casting is brass followed by the lost wax method. The motifs that are mostly used for Dhokra are inspired by folk culture. But in the contemporary world artisans who are still practicing this particular craft also make other utility items like a doorknob, ash-tray, pen holder, photo frame, butter box, candle, door handle, and incense stick stand.