Chinhhari arts Wrought Iron couple in love (jhitku mitki) small
Each piece is individually made. Art form is inspired by nature and surrounding and each piece depict a different story. Here the figure represent couple who were in love , , popularly known as Jhitku mitki in the region. According to local stories .
'Mitki' was the sister of seven brothers of a 'Gond' family that lived in Newta Bandha village. As part of tradition, her brother 'Lamsena' brought a youth 'Jhitku' to home for marrying 'Mitki'. Both fell in love but one day her brothers dreamt that the Goddess was demanding sacrifice. On not finding anyone, they sacrificed 'Jhitku'. 'Mitki' could not bear the separation and took her life.
Poet Jogendra Mahapatra Jogi said tribals believe that their 'mannats (desires)' get fulfilled by worshipping 'Jhitku Mitki'.
Wrought Iron handicraft also known as “Pitva Art “ is an Ancient art form, made by a very small Tribal community of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. They use mostly waste or left out Iron pieces, cut it manually by chisel and hammer and heat it by charcoal. Mostly all the human and animal figures are made of single piece of sheet by manual hammering work of a hot metal piece. To make a joint they use Rivets. NO Welding machine, cutting machine, mold are used to make an artifact and that makes it a true handicraft. When you touch and feel the product you can see the hard work behind each and every piece.
After making, each and every piece is treated with Red oxide to avoid Rust in future and then 3 layer of oil paint (Mat Finish) is done to finish the product. For the maintenance, in long run we recommend to gently clean it with Cotton and oil .Each and every piece will last for lifetime.
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