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 Container

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 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 in.

Item ID: D1089

Small Indian Orissa Cast Bronze Dhokra Work Betel Nut Container

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