Dhokra is an ancient folk Tribal art tradition prevalent in India. Dhokra craft objects are made through the process of non-ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique, which is one of the earliest and most advanced methods of metal casting known to human civilization. Its roots can be traced back 4500 years to the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro in the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappa Civilization. The name Dhokra (also spelt Dokra) meaning “Oldest ”was used to indicate a group of craftsmen of nomadic type from the Dhokra Damar tribe, scattered over the regions of Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, whose wares were identified by their beautifully shaped and decorated metal products. Entirely handcrafted, the unique 13 stage process is an outcome of the original craft instinct handed down through the centuries. Dhokra (Bell Metal) is an alloy of brass, nickel and zinc that lends an antique appeal to the castings. The enchanting Dhokra art objects have motifs inspired by indigenous folk culture and are characterized by a primitive, instinctive style. The main hallmark of the Dhokra ornamental sculptures and goods is simplicity, charming folk motifs, a rustic beauty and imaginative, intricate designs and patterns.