Wealth and Prosperity
Kubera, in sculpture, is rarely represented in this form and he is little present in Dokra art: rich, prosperous, he is at ease and proclaims it. More...
Height : 6,30'
Weight : 1.32 lbs
Lost wax casting - copper alloy
Origin : Uttar Pradesh - India
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The tribes, practicing Dokra art, originate from the Bastar district, in South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), they emigrated several centuries before and settled everywhere in India from North to south.
Most have kept their tradition (culinary art, dress, parties ...) and their animist religion.
This traditional and artisanal art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is always that of lost wax: a coarse clay model is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final form 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 poured. see Blog
Objects produced by Dokra artists can be of a usual nature: cup, 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, ...
Posture Standing, firmly planted on his feet in a solid and relaxed attitude at the same time. The arms in the air encompass everything and even support the universe: Kubera is also the master of the underground worlds and the geniuses that populate it: the Yakshas.
Its belly, like that of Ganesh, is prominent: a symbol of prosperity, of vital and deep strength.
Clothes On the sides, the ends of his shawl, slightly wavy, reinforce the impression of ease it gives off.
Kubera, in sculpture, is rarely represented in this form and more generally it is not very present in Dokra art: rich, prosperous, he is at ease and proclaims it.
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