The complete family!

This handcrafted tribal pair (male and female known as Madia & Madin) of “Maria” tribe from Bastar, along with their child who is found on the hip stand of his mother. The headgear is the distinguishing factor between males and females. The male here sports a turban with a weapon and a jug in his hands, while the female here is with her chin up with pride. 

Family is one of the most important, if not the most important thing in our lives. Take this elegant & raw artifact to appreciate your loved ones & enrich your Home Decor. This complete family figurine will surely complement the look of your room. 

Material: Dhokra Bell metal art

Dimension: 8 x 3 x 12.2 inch  

Weight: 2180 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. 
    
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The Legend 

The residence of happiness

The Muria Gond tribe of the Bastar region in Chhattisgarh has negligible sex crimes. The reason is attributed to their mating and family bonding practices. One such practice is something called ‘Ghotuls’ - a typical hut surrounded by walls made of wood, where young boys and girls can spend time. When the practice first began several decades ago, the Ghotuls were polyamorous where boys and girls were encouraged to have multiple sex partners to finally check their physical compatibility. Once a couple was sure they were compatible in every way, they would marry and remain true to each other all their lives. However, with progress and education, the Ghotuls have evolved to be a recreation center for young boys and girls where both are taught consent before sex and marriage apart from engaging in sports and recreational activities. If a couple feels attracted to each other, they are free to explore that attraction and take it to the level of tribal marriage. Once married, the couple is free to have as many children as they want as long as the parents pass on tribal skills, art and craft, and knowledge to all the children.

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.