Head Tribal Woman

Simplicity and dignity


Tribal brass statue from North India representing a woman's head with her festive hairstyle: simplicity of features and peaceful expression. More...

Height : 6.14'

Weight : 2.51 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting

Origin : Uttar Pradesh - India

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Tribal art

The tribes, practicing the art of Dokra, originated from the Bastar region of South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), they emigrated several centuries ago and settled all over India from North to South.

Most of them have kept their traditions (cooking, clothing, festivals) and their animist religion.

Dokra art

This traditional and artisanal art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is still that of lost wax: a rough model in clay is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final shape with its details. The whole is again covered with a clay mixture and then heated in an open hearth where a copper alloy will be cast. see Blog.

The objects produced by the Dokra artists can be of usual nature: dish, candle holder... musical instruments (brass), or artistic such as jewelry, animals: horses, elephants, turtles..., statues of men and women representing scenes of daily life and Hindu deities adopted by the tribes: Ganesh, Lakshmi, ...

Tribal female head That woman is wearing her party hairstyle. Many jewels adorn her hair. The hair is styled back and finished with a bun in the typical manner of tribal women of this region with a set of feathers to embellish the whole.

The features of the face are delicate, not very marked. The nose is discreetly ornamented with two rings, the forehead is encircled by several bands adorned with numerous shells.

The expression is peaceful, even distant. The ears are simply S-shaped and adorned with earrings.

A very sober necklace adorns her neck, giving an extra touch of femininity. The black patina of this statue adds a note of elegance and softness.

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