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Dhokra – An Ancient Craft

Dhokra or Dokra is an ancient craft tradition of eastern states of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The dhokra objects are made using centuries old non-ferrous metal casting process using lost wax technique, which is one of the earliest and most advanced manual metal casting known to human civilization.

 

 

 

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Colors of Life - Embroideries of Kutch

Against the monochrome barren desert of Kutch, the colorful embroidered clothes of women, men and even beautiful embroidered adornments of cattle and camels is a vivid sight to cherish. It is a sign of life, culture and our beautiful heritage of embroidery crafts. Embroidery has been a tradition here since centuries. It is the pride of the place.

 

 

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Aipan - The Aura of Goodness

 Aipan is a traditional folk art of Kumaon, Uttarakhand & is drawn at places of worship. These patterns are mostly drawn by women using their last three fingers,on floor over brick red background (geru) with white paste made out of rice flour.The main purpose to draw aipans is to decorate the space with colours and symbols of good omen.

 

 

 

 
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