Dokra Ornament Box
This beautiful piece of
Dokra handicrafts are characterized by primitive simplicity, charming folk motifs, rustic beauty, and imaginative designs and patterns. Dokra uses the ‘lost wax casting’ (cire perdue) process, one of the earliest method of non-ferrous metal casting known to human civilisation. The traditional Dokra artisans of Bardhaman and Bankura districts were largely dependent on occasional fairs and exhibitions to sell these handicrafts for livelihoods.
Products in this craft form range from simple idols to diversified products like table decoratives, cutlery, candle stands, incense holders, soap cases and various other utility items.
Since ancient times the use of wooden kitchenware, especially spatulas and spoons have been a common practice. The soft wood used in cookware and tableware is easy to use and handle. The softness of the wood helps in keeping the vessels scratch proof and is easy to hold when cooking at a high temperature. Biswa Bangla has worked with artisans in Paschim Medinipur and Kolkata to handcraft wooden tableware and utility items in diverse design.