Dhokra earring. Metal: Brass. Length: 18" long
The traditional metal-smiths of Central India are called the Dhokra Damar tribe. Their craft is a unique form of metal casting known as the lost wax casting or simply Dhokra or Dokra. Like all other crafts across the globe, the timeless Dhokra craft is on the brink of extinction. When rich traditions are lost, what remains is cold, materialistic, mass-produced, price-point inspired me-too merchandise.
Today the few families that still practice this craft face a serious threat of extinction. Simple workshops, no climate control, no fancy equipment, no feverishness of likes and thumbs up…the artisans squat on dirt floor in their make-do huts and dexterously manifest delightful creations as they simultaneously attend to their family chores. The reward is meagre. Bare necessities only.
At EKAA our endeavor is to lockstep with artisan empowerment initiatives in India by giving a platform to the artisan wares in The United State. Artisans make up for a huge portion of the population. An artisan that is allowed creative flow and economic fulfillment makes a happy and peaceful citizen. We reach out to you, the consumer, to join the movement to preserve the dignity of artisans. Collectively we can move mountains making way for structured, long-term, meaningful empowerment.
Returns: At Ekaa it is our humble endeavor to preserve the cultural-heritage by empowering artisans engaged in traditional craft. When we empower people with the opportunity for creative-expression and economic-sufficiency we build a happy individual and a peaceful community. Each product is handmade and goes through strict quality controls. All Sales are final. A return is allowed when a damaged product is reported within 48 hours of its receipt. No return is accepted without a Return Authorization number. Please help us preserve the dignity of the craft, artisan and environment.