Dokra is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. The name 'Dokra' or ‘Dhokra’ was used originally to indicate a sect of metal craftsmen who well were known for their metal craft. Dokra now refers to a metal craft which is tribal in origin. It is mainly found in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.. Their technique of lost wax casting is named after their tribe, hence Dokra metal casting. Dokra is one of the oldest craft practised in these areas where artisans were till now making small figurines, animal heads and metal wire works with brass, catering to small local markets. Dokra art mainly produces figurines of Gods, Goddesses and religious animals and birds. Dokra art has a rustic and antique finish which makes this unique and appealing.