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Lumberjack - Tribal Statue

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This statue of the tribal art Dokra exudes an impression of strength but also a lot of serenity. This man, with an ax on his shoulder, impresses with his tranquility. More...

Height : 6,3'

Weight : 0.88 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Uttar Pradesh - India



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Tribal art



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

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


Dokra art: a thousand-year-old knowledge in the manufacture of statues



This traditional art and craft 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 is cast. see Blog

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



Standing in a fixed attitude typical of tribal art, dignified and balanced like the pillar.

A necklace, two very discreet earrings.

A simple loincloth, no headdress.

An ax and a dagger, essential tools in the forest.

A scene of daily life that immerses us with simplicity, in the heart of the Indian tribes.

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« I am more than happy for the gift I gave myself (Bastar Ganesha Musician)
Everything is perfect in the delivery and packaging (we could not do better).
I will remain a fan of GANESH ART INDIA Gallery and dokra tribal art.
Well done and thank you to Mr Bertrand Bellaize for his knowledge sharing. » (Michèle S)
 
« Fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank you. I am very satisfied with this murti with neat details and all imbued with spirituality. » (Gérard M)
 
« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 

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