Let there be a turtle!

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 

+ Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
+ Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
+ Made with lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions : Wipe with a dry cloth . A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.

Roomantique guarantee : Our crafts last a lifetime. 
    
Beautiful Variations: The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of our product(s) being 100% handmade, and not factory manufactured. Please read our Product Disclaimer for more details. 

The Legend 

Bring home a flavour of sea

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.

Bring home a flavour of sea 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.
Dhokra, or Dokra - is a special process being used from the time of the Bronze Age when man had just begun inventing tools. The famous sculpture of the “Dancing Girl” that we all read about was actually a Dhokra art form that came from Mohenjo-Daro - the ancient city from the Indus Valley Civilization. The technique used for making the Dhokra art is believed to have originated from there and preserved from generations for more than 4,000 years. Dhokra art eventually came to be recognized in the modern world for its primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and artistic charm. Our search for such skilled craftsmanship ended in the Bastar region of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The tribal folk here are famed for following the ancient process of creating Dhokra crafts using wax technique that involves 12 stages of forming, shaping and solidifying the handicrafts through the touch of human hands at every level. The artisans call this process “Gadhwa” comparing it with the time of nine months of an infant’s growth in the mother’s womb.