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Why Bastar Arts

 

We are one of the leading manufacturer, supplier and exporter of Dhokra Craft also known as Bell Metal Craft from Chhattisgarh, India. For genuine solution for the question "Why we?", can only be explained by following

» Lower Cost Structure
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Ethnic Designs
» Contemporary Styles
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Quality & Competency
» Direct from Manufacturers
» Transparency & Effective Communication: We follow the policy of transparency in our business processes and have a strong Communication channel
» Availability of products
» Timely Delivery
» Quality Assured Products
» Detectable Range of products
» Designs as per customer's choice
» Convenience: We manage custom clearance and shipping (From our city/country to your port city)
» Commitment to quality, reliability & economy
» Quick and efficient customer service right from inquiry to dispatch of the products
» Trained & experienced Craftsmen
» Transparent and ethical business practices
» We don't approve of Child Labor, Forced Labor, Indentured / Conscript Labor
» We don't subscribe to discriminatory & corrupt practices

 

What’s Specific with Product Range

The BELL METAL or DHOKRA is one of the earliest known method of metal casting. This craft dates back to pre-historic time of Harappa and Mohenjodaro period of Indus Valley Civilization.

Dhokra metal casting is perhaps the only living tradition of metal image making in Eastern India. The technique has managed to survive many centuries and change of dynasties owing to its modesty of application in everyday lives if traditional tribal people of BASTAR, Chhattisgarh, INDIA by more than 10,000 traditional tribals.

Artwork is done with hand, without any advancement of technology.

The unique 13 stage process of DHOKRA/BELL METAL making is the original creative instinct of the craft persons, which is a beautiful amalgamation of art and science.

The ancient art of cire-perdue or lost wax thread method of metal casting is still practiced by the tribal people of BASTAR, from Chhattisgarh over last 200 years. They do not attempt to dominate or outwit the natural forces. But have learnt to live in harmony with them. All available natural resources are utilized to their optimum potential.

The casting of DHOKRA/BELL METAL with their antique look, fits in with interior decor and Products like Nandi, Horse, Elephant, Ganesha, Candle Holder,Candle Stand, Ethnic, Traditional, Decorative, Gift, Handmade

DHOKRA/BELL METAL is an alloy of brass, nickel and zinc that gives an antique effects to the castings.

Earlier craftsmen used to create only traditional ritualistic items and decorative pieces but now with new design inputs, there has been a lot of product diversification, resulting in numerous innovative utility items like door handles, lamp shades, hangers, boxes, pen stands, bottle openers etc. More than 10,000 unique traditional designs have been developed and are continuously increasing.

 

 

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