Dhokra is non–ferrous metal casting using the technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in Odisha for over 4,000 years and is still used. One of the earliest known lost wax artefacts is the dancing girl of Odisha. The product of dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of primitive simplicity.
Dhokra remains strong in Odisha. Rural brides receive a dowry of brass and bell metal home wares. Betel nut boxes and a round deep bowl for regional rice specialities, are daily essentials. Temple deities and associated ritual objects (such as bells & thalis) are made from brass or bell metal. The classical Odissi dancer adorn’s his/her ankles with tinkling bell metal anklets
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