Seated Maternity Figure

Seated Maternity Figure

A1001-055

Seated Maternity Figure

Indian Asian

Orissa

Bengal

India

Khond People

20th C.

Patinated Brass



The Khonds are among the oldest tribes of India, known for their animist practices and rituals. They are well known for their imaginative metalwork, called Dhokra, a Hindi word meaning ''folk art.'' The tradition is passed down from one generation to the next. Many of the objects are made using the lost-wax process using metal and alloys of various compositions. Many of the finer details, motifs and themes vary depending on the region and culture of the tribe.
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