The horse is a universal symbol of freedom without restraint because riding a horse made people feel they could free themselves from their bindings. They are also symbols of travel, movement, and desire. A beautiful creation of Bastar Dhokra art, this extensive and laborious artifact is made in the hands of our tribal artists of Chhattisgarh.
Dhokra making process has several steps, which include making clay model, giving designs of bee-wax on dried clay, applying two layers of clay on wax design, and creating channels for molten brass. The model is heated, then the inner layer of beeswax melts and escapes through the channels, consequently creating a space in between. This, therefore, acts as a mold. Hot liquid brass is poured into the mold through the channels. It is allowed to cool until the brass completely solidifies. Then the outer mud layer is broken to obtain a brass model. After some final finishing touches, the exquisite Dhokra art is ready!