Chandan

Dhokra Artisan

Mr. Chandan
45 Yrs; 25 years experience; Mayurbhanj, Orissa

About Dhokra:

The Dhokra Kamars (‘kamar’ is term reserved for metal workers) were originally nomadic artisans who traveled through much of eastern and central India. As is the case with most non-settlers, they eventually got ingested into the caste system of Hinduism and were allotted the very lowest strata of the pyramid – the Untouchables.

The Dhokra Kamars, possibly one of the most creative artisan groups of East India, are also one of the poorest and most shunned sections of society.