Tribal Family | Dhokra
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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
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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.