Small Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut ContainerSmall Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut ContainerSmall Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut ContainerSmall Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut ContainerSmall Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut ContainerSmall Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut Container

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Dhokra (Dokra) is an ancient, tribal folk art tradition of lost-wax metal casting found in the eastern states of India in West Bengal, Odisha (Orissa), Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. This small antique case was designed to store betel nuts which were traditionally chewed as a digestive stimulant and mild narcotic.

DATE
19th century

DIMENSIONS
Width 3 Depth 3 Height 6.5 inches

ITEM ID
D1089
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Boxes
COLOR
Bronze
ORIGIN
Asia • Asian

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Small Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut Container

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