Let’s fish for souls!

This fish wall art wall hanging is special in many ways. The black metal gives it a striking look while the minute craftsmanship in the fish’s belly is the signature of Bastar tribal art. The craftsmen have kept the fins and the tail quite minimalistic to complete this piece. Find a white-washed wall to feel the powerful effect of this exquisite art piece. 

Material: Wrought Iron

Dimension: 23 x 27 x 1 inch 

Weight: 1 KG

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.  
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Fishing for your heart

One of the favorite vocations of the Bastar tribals is fishing, also because fish dishes are an integral part of their daily meals. The tribes of Bastar have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fishing techniques. Their techniques are specific: they make fishing tools based on the type of stream, fish, and season. One major tool that the Bastar tribals use is called ‘bisar’ - made of bamboo splints. It is a mat woven with nylon threads across the splints. Bisar is attached with another tool called ‘sodiya’ - an opening tool that is used for collecting fish from the stream. Women use another type of net called ‘pelna’ - a triangular bamboo frame with a tied woven nylon net. One of these triangular frames has a long handle of bamboo for holding it upright. It is such a delight to see women move together holding each end of the pelna in waist-deep water to catch the fish. A true eco-friendly fishing method! How the Bastar tribals process the fish is another interesting account. After harvesting the small fish, the tribal folk keeps them under the sun to dry for 3-4 days in summer. They also have year-round drying methods so the family can consume the fish throughout the year in different forms.

The much acclaimed “Wrought Iron Craft of Bastar” comes from the Bastar region - the place that’s known for its craftsmanship and original wrought iron process around the world. In fact, this specific process has been protected under the Geographical Indication (GI) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Bastar is a hub of skilled ironsmiths who have made a living from following this traditional wrought iron techniques from their ancestral origins. Our artisans belong to Gondi and Maria - the two communities that are particularly well-versed with iron-crafting.