Dokra is one of the ancient Indian art forms showcasing the local lifestyle and culture of people making the art. The vanishing wax method of metal casting, popularly known as Dokra, is a primitive technique. It can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization and is considered popular because of its wide usage, cultural connectivity, and folk charisma.
Dokra has historically been associated with the tribal culture of India. Its hub for many centuries was in the metal-rich region of Central-East India. But it is now restricted to a small number of groups of traditional artisans in widely dispersed locations. One significant nucleus of this craft exists among related group of families in Bikna Village (Bankura) and nearby Dariapur Village (Burdwan), in West Bengal.
Who We Are
Vanishing wax method of metal casting, popularly known as Dokra, is a primitive technique. This startup supports 65 Dokra Crafts-family in Bengal India.
-Creating an Innovative Scalable Business with Innovation in Product Line for the Dokra Arts Community with stake-holding from the crafts people - the artisans in the startup business through sweat equity. Launched on 25th. September 2015 and founded on 17th. September 2015, with start-up stake-holders: Mada Karmakar, Sadhan Karmakar and Beatrice Ghosh, incubated and invested by TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers (www.totalstart.org), a section 25 not for profit company.