The Dhokra craft, which uses the lost-wax casting method to create such pieces, is practiced by artisans in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India known for its temples and waterfalls. In Chhattisgarh, the art form is also known as Bastar Art as it is predominantly practiced in the Bastar Region. In the state, it is primarily practiced by the Jhara and Ghadwa tribes.

This technique has been known to be in existence for nearly 4000 years. A statue of a dancing doll excavated in Mohenjo-Daro is the oldest known lost-wax technique artifact. 

Dhokra Crafts are created using Bell Metal, an alloy of Brass, Nickel, and Zinc oxide. Even though the artifacts have their humble beginnings in clay core, they have gained immense popularity globally over the last few decades.