Throughout history, the tortoise has been a symbol of longevity and wisdom. In many cultures, a tortoise figurine is believed to bring good luck and peace.
In India, the tortoise is believed to be sacred and represents one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In the Matsya Purana, Kurma, Lord Vishnu’s second incarnation, once supported the mortal and heavenly realms on its back, during Samudra Manthan.
Tortoise has great significance both in Vastu & in Feng Shui
This beautifully handcrafted Dokra Tortoise can become the aesthetic centerpiece of your living room. As enchanting as it is, it can be a conversation starter. Sculpted indigenously in the traditional art form of Dokra, our Goodluck Snapper Tortoise can become an ideal gift for your loved ones on any occasion.
In Dorka art, figurines of gods and goddesses, birds and animals, dancers and musicians are a few popular themes.
Dokra, originally 'Dhokra', is an almost 3500-year-old art form. It is the oldest known form of metal casting through the ‘lost wax’ technique, practised by the Dokra Damar Tribe. This ethnic community of metalsmiths have kept their art alive through generations and given it their name. The members of this community are scattered extensively throughout West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Telangana