IGRMS exhibits Dhokra ‘Phooldan’ in online ‘Exhibit of the Week’ series

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IGRMS exhibits Dhokra ‘Phooldan’ in online ‘Exhibit of the Week’ series

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya entitled 'Exhibit of the Week’ the Phooldan, Dhokra craft flower vase collected from 1997. The Dokra community of Bankura, West Bengal. Its Measurement Length - 83 cm., Dia.- 76 cm. displayed in the audience as The Fourth Exhibit of the month of February, 2021 through official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS.

In this regard Praveen Kumar Mishra, Director, IGRMS said that Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind), Initially this series will focus on the masterpieces from its collection which are considered as unique for their contribution to the cultural history of a particular ethnic group or area. Phooldan is a traditional dhokra craft flower pot of Bankura, West Bengal. It is a decorated flower pot made by using the lost wax hollow casting technique (Cire Perdue). It depicts embossed figures related to various forms of lifestyle pattern.

Regarding this object Sudeepa Roy said that this kind of craft is unique to the state of West Bengal and is practiced by the Karmakar community.

The whole flower pot can be divided into three parts i.e. neck part having human figures playing different musical instruments, the centre portion having a globular body depicts the daily life activities of the folk society and the base of the pot having human figures playing different musical instruments.

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