Daily Bread for 10.1.22: Artists in India Keep a 4,500-Year-Old Craft Alive

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Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 69. Sunrise is 6:53 AM and sunset 6:35 PM for 11h 42m 07s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 33.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1908, Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of $825.

 How Metal Artists in India Are Keeping a 4,500-Year-Old Craft Alive

Dhokra art is one of the world’s oldest art forms. The metal-casting craft has been practiced by tribal families throughout India for 4,500 years. But following an economic reform in 2016 and the rising cost of raw materials, the future of this craft may be in jeopardy.

Editor’s Note: In this video, the translation at 00:53 is incorrect. The correct translation of Rajendra’s quote is “During Covid, our artisans did not have another source of income to fall back on.” Insider regrets the error.

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