One of the oldest traditions of Kerala, Vallam Kali or Boat race is a grand tradition that is still alive and thriving in waters of Kerala. It is a crowd puller event which is generally held during the harvest season.
This decorative accent aims to capture the fascinating experience of many boats racing with oarsmen in full vigour and mesmeric synchronisation. It captures memories of such an energetic competition and brings it right into your living space.
- Tribal Art honouring artisan's rich culture and heritage
- Hand-made by local artisans in India
- Material: Iron
- Made in India
- Height = 3.5 inch
- Width = 2.2 inch
- Length = 12 inch
- Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections. This is not a defect and items are non-refundable due to this reason.
- Care instruction - Wipe clean with a soft dry cloth
About Indian Metal Craft & Artisans
Indian Handicraft industry provides livelihood to many artisans. Amongst the wide range of handicrafts, metalwork is one of the popular crafts in India. Some popular techniques can be traced back 5,000 years to the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro in the Indus Valley Civilization.
Artisans mainly use metals like brass, copper, bronze, iron, silver which are durable and lend themselves well to delicate designs and patterns.
The traditional methods of sand casting & lost wax (locally known as Dhokra) methods are mostly employed in this field. Techniques like engraved, carved, enamelled, etched or soldered with other metal pieces to create vividly designed beautiful metal objects.
This particular decor piece was made in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state in central India. The district is rich in tribal communities (approx. 70% of the population), natural beauty and natural resources like iron ore.