Size (WxDxH) : 14 x 4 x 15.5 Inches
Finish : Bronze ( Lost Wax)
This Tribal Horse Rider (Dokra) is made in Bronze by the 'lost wax technique', making this piece a unique gift and eye catching product to own. Horse Rider (Dhokra) Art also known as Dokra art is practiced in India for 4000 years. Dhokra is among the oldest traditional techniques of metal casting. This lovely décor sculpture will illuminate any room, its elegant shape radiates finesse and beauty.this sculpture could transform your living room, bedroom,office into a work of art.
ABOUT LOST WAX BRONZE SCULPTURES
The Lost Wax Process, also called cire-perdue, is a method of metal casting in which hot metal is poured into a wax model, which is lost during the process. The process is used to make highly detailed bronze sculptures.
In the olden days, the castings were often made in copper, but bronze quickly became the preferred material for statuary, as it is stronger and more tensile. This method of sculpting involves creating a solid wax model of the figure, and then wrapping it in a clay mould. The model is then heated to melt the wax and harden the clay. Molten metal is poured into the inverted clay mould, and upon cooling, the clay mould is broken to reveal a solid sculpture.
Sculptures made using this method are one of a kind, since the mould must be broken to take the statue out. A sculptor typically spends several weeks to months working on one piece, thereby making such sculptures harder to come by, and very special. The very fine detailing and the intricacy of the work adds to the beauty of each piece.