Dokra craft at one level of time was very talked-about within the home markets amongst native consumers. But with the passage of time, identical to different Indian handicrafts, Dokra craft began witnessing a decline in demand and gross sales and it was effectively on its approach to meet the identical destiny as different, as soon as common Indian handicrafts and brassware handicrafts.
The major causes for the dying out or sluggish extinction of this excessive talent labor or Dhokra artwork kind might be attributed to rising costs of uncooked supplies, escalating worth of the top product, low demand and decrease provide. But the best issue behind the extinction of Dokra craft is probably rooted within the social evil known as casteism and abject poverty.
Dokras or metallic smiths or Dokra kamars and karmakars belong to the bottom social rank or caste in Indian social hierarchy. These dokras are considered social outcasts or social misfits and they’re compelled to stay on the fringes of society in addition to within the fringes of any district city or village!
Socially they’re extremely contempted, rebuked, derided and detested for his or her inferior rank and chosen line of occupation. Dokra kamars have been included by the federal government of India within the ever rising listing of schedule castes or SC.
Unable to bear this social humiliation, stigma and abject poverty (for majority of those Dokra households cannot handle one sq. meal for themselves every single day), many of those Dokra households of artisans have left this commerce altogether and brought up different extra worthwhile avenues of incomes a livelihood.
Coupled with this scarcity of expert artisans, there’s a lack of contemporary and new designs. That is why the federal government of India and the Indian handicrafts ministry have urged a slew of measures to enhance the looks of Dokra craft which might be being manufactured.
The Adilabad collector in Andhra Pradesh has urged that new, contemporary and modern designs, patterns and motifs should be integrated into Dokra craft, whether it is to witness any resurgence and revival in addition to to woo each home and international consumers.
He additionally harped on the significance of bringing about appropriate adjustments and developments within the methods utilized by Dokra craftsmen of their metallic casting. He additionally burdened on the significance of stringent youth coaching applications among the many Ojha teams and the urgency of higher ending for Dokra Craft.