'Chapda chutney', the world's best chutney!
When it comes to unconventionality in food, India aces it. And if you are an adventurous gourmet, there's one dish that has to be on your bucket, a rather unusual chutney called Chapda, made of red ants. Yes, you heard it right! It is a local delicacy in the Tribal area of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. This chutney is deemed not only healthy but also keeps diseases at bay, cooked without oil. The tribal people have historically adapted and modified their lifestyles to the resources provided by the forest. Even their food preparation and customs reflect their living style. The people here cherish and are proud of the 'Chapda Chutney.' This Tribal women's sculpture depicts the preparation of the Chapda chutney.
This tribal food item of Chhattisgarh's Bastar has made it to a renowned international food menu! Thanks to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who loved it so much during his India trip that he decided to add it to his menu. Gordon got completely floored by Chapda chutney when he had it with the local Mahua alcoholic beverage. Ramsay termed Chapda chutney the world's best chutney.
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Dimension: 4.5 x 5 x 8.7 inch
Weight : 1280 gms
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 Authentic Indian tribal art, handcrafted using 4000 years old lost wax technique.
 Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products.
 Made with brass, zinc alloy, 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.
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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.