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The Diversity in Handcrafted Earrings

It’s all fun and games until it comes to choosing the right pair of earrings. Whether an experimentalist or someone bold, everyone wants to treat themselves to something beautiful. From the shape of the face to lifestyle, several factors are deemed important while choosing the perfect pair of earrings. Most of all, the chosen pair of earrings must tune in with the personality of the one wearing them. When chosen correctly, a perfect pair of earrings amplifies the persona of a person. A pair of earrings can make a statement to the audience without uttering a single word. It adds color to life and enhances the beauty of a person. When chosen wisely, an earring can help make a soft...

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The Origins of the Dokra Art Form

The Dokra Art form is the very first form of non-ferrous metal casting technique known to human beings. Initially, the term was used to refer to groups of nomadic craftsmen, who were scattered over several states including Odisha, Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. The tribes originally practicing the trade were called as the Dokra Damar Tribes. While the number of families practicing the trade has drastically reduced over time, there are a few craftsmen scattered over central and eastern Indian states still practicing the art form.

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