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Dhokra Animal Figures from Eastern India - Orissa Area

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I finally figured out what these are and where they are made. They are made from a lost-wax technique out of brass and silver plated by tribal people in the Orissa area of Eastern India.

    Mystery Solved


    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      They are so cute :-)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      they are really kind of neat. i'd love to know more about them.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i spent an hour looking for info on these on the web and found a couple pics of others, but no info yet. they are very tribal looking - asian? african?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thanks robinhawaii. these little critters have really grown on me. i think they're great! i couldn't find anything similar from ghana, but i did find two of them on etsy, but they said that they were asian. i have my doubts though. sure would like to find out something about them.
    5. WHATYOUGOT WHATYOUGOT, 6 years ago
      Very cool .
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      thanks WHATYOUGOT!
    7. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      I have some of these. Find them on my page. i've asked what and where and nobody has said. thanks! i guess mine are the same.
    8. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      funny cause mine are of australian animals!?
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i just got a few more, larger ones in a gold color. these are really cool pieces from Orissa, India.
    10. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 3 years ago
      have you posted the larger ones in a gold color that you just got?
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i'll post them in a little while.

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