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Subho Karmakar will be demonstrating Dokra, an ancient method of making metal artefacts by a wax-casting technique. This sort of casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used and has its name from the Dokra tribes, the metal-workers of Bastar, Chhattisgarh.The process of making is fascinating, only natural raw materials are used. Dokra is characterized by its primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful forms. Nomadic indigenous tribes living in central Indian plateaus traditionally made Dokra jewellery and bowls. Today the craft has spread across India and a wide variety of products like deities, animal and tribal figures, decorative pieces, jewellery are made by the crafts persons. Belonging to a rare and unique breed of items and processes, the Dokra products are indeed a collectible.