Tribal Mantra is a unique brand fostering Tribalism in all its glory. The collection is a display of vast variety of Indian tribal made products with beautiful handcrafted designs, art, craft and culture representing the mystic hinterland of the wonderful indigenous people.
Our products are from following popular tribal people of India:
DHOKRA TRIBAL ART:
Dokra art is mastered by the Dhokra Damar tribal people hailing from the forests of West Bengal, Odisha and Chattisgarh states of India. Dhokra or The Bell metal technique is one of the earliest known methods of metal casting. Done by hands, Dhokra art of metal craft goes through 13 stage process. You must be asking now, what’s Dhokra and why its glow has a dusky gold shade? It’s an alloy of brass, nickel and zinc that lends an antique appeal to the castings.
BASTAR TRIBAL ART:
The Bastar is a predominant tribal region of Chattisgarh in central India and one of the richest areas in terms of Iron ore deposits. The major tribal communities Gonds & Maria started catering to the needs of the tribe by
providing various tools for hunting. Their skill evolved with time into a unique craft form through
experimentation with material and technique. This craft is world famous for the complexity and workmanship
involved in the creation. The raw material used for the craft is predominantly recycled iron scrap. The process starts with scrap iron being beaten repeatedly when hot and then moulded into desired shapes. Unnecessary portions are then cut away and filed to remove sharp edges rounding off with applying a final coat of varnish to enhance lustre.
WARLI TRIBAL ART:
Warlis are the tribes inhabiting western part of India. They are famous for their traditional paintings, known as “Warli Paintings”. Warli art was first discovered in the early seventies, which is two dimensional and similar to the pre-historic cave paintings in its execution. These extremely rudimentary paintings use a very basic graphic
vocabulary- a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and a triangle come from their observation of nature; the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees.
GOND TRIBAL ART:
Gonds are one of the largest tribes in Central India found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding States. These tribes were once emperors of central India.
The Gond people decorated the walls and floor of their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs as a symbol of good fortune. Viewing a good image begets good luck is what the Gonds believe in. This fabulous art form found a unique contemporary expression in bright acrylic hues on paper, canvas, wood, metal and other materials. Using small signature patterns to infill a larger image is one of the distinctive elements. A delicate weaving line of tiny circles and lines represent dancers with linked hands. The amazing part is these patterns originally existed as notes & lyrics of their story telling musical traditions.
BANJARA TRIBAL ART:
Banjaras are one of the most colourful tribes of India, settled in and around the hills of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. Lambadas have a rich history, which shows in their attires and stories. As forest wanderers they travelled centuries ago from the sand-land of Afghanistan.
Time and again, Jhumkis and neck pieces of white metal jewellery have made a comeback on the fashion scene, and have ruled it. Jhumkas or Jhumkis are as striking as exotic with the stunning large chandelier earrings in
circular or conical dome shape. The intricate filigree design makes them more amazing. Banjaras have the culture of wearing bold and statement jewellery, especially when there is a special occasion.