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Sprinkle warmth and bless someone or your space with longevity with this ornately Dhokra crafted turtle. A symbol of endurance, wisdom and long life, this turtle is best kept on a window sill and let sunlight fall on it.
Material : Dhokra Bell metal art
Dimension: 4 x 3 x 1.5 inch
Weight : 250 gms
You would love to know this piece of art is
Onge is a tribal community that lives in the Andaman Islands of India. Sea turtles thrive at shorelines of the Indian Ocean in this area and the tribals have been eating turtles since time immemorial. However, when the Tsunami hit the area in 2004, much of the fauna was destroyed leaving the turtles starving. When the Onge craved for turtles, when the devastation was over, the men went hunting for sea turtles. When the women cooked them, they realized that the turtle meat wasn’t as thick as it used to be. Turns out the seagrass beds were destroyed due to the Tsunami and the turtles found it hard to find other weeds to feed on. The Onge community collectively decided to not hunt the turtles until the seagrass sprouted again. That took many years, but the Onge did not hunt for them.