The lost wax work or Dhokra and its creative expressions have mesmerised people down centuries. Living on the edge of extinction, a highly skilled lot continue this tradition, creating the magic with their hands. What you see here, you won't find elsewhere in the world. All natural, biodegradable and eco friendly...for the love of our planet. Upon smelting metal scrap the artisans make a clay core which resembles the imagined end product. The core is then wrapped with thin threads drawn from bees wax and blended with resin, extracted from the sal tree (Shorea robusta). This is coated again with clay to form the positive mold. On firing the mold, the wax melts and in its place the molten metal is cast leaving its unique threaded appearance. In the boon docks somewhere, near a village called Pipli in Odisha, this tribal community of less than 15 families harness their creative skills to create the splendour of their passion. Living hand to mouth, all they do is this, waiting for someone to find them. Pick one of them, if not for anything else, for the love of their passionate labour; it would make them live another day.
Material: Bell Metal
Length: 44 cm
Weight: 60 g
As skin sensitivity varies from person to person, it is recommended to always check for any reactions upon wearing jewellery directly on an exposed area.
Store in a dry place wrapped in muslin.You may wish to get sheen on the metal (for a change), any polish for metals would suffice, or else, just let them be, they will carry your collective energy as time goes by.
All products are made by local artisans and are genuine in their claim of their intrinsic materials, be it silver, oxidised silver/german silver, precious/semi-precious stones, seeds, beads et al. Any variants are merely acts of omission as each product is hand-made and therefore not standard, making it virtually impossible for any standard verification. While Soil of India has studied in depth the source and its authenticity, customers may purchase items based on the guidelines listed above.
No return policy. If however accidentally damaged in transit, subject to company policy on verification, will be replaced with the same/similar product free of charge, within 4-5 weeks of acceptance. Replaced goods will however be charged for re-shipment as per the prevailing shipping rates.