The tradition of lost wax bronze casting is believed to have been brought to Chamba by immigrant Kashmiri artisans who found patronage at the courts of the Pahari Kings; with time, local stylistic elements were introduced into the crafts.
The craftsmen specialized in making idols and the metal used is usually an alloy of brass with 65%copper and 35% zinc. Silver is also included in the casting in a proportion of 10gm of silver to 1 gm of copper; it is also occasionally used to inlay a figurine's eyes.
Traditional metal statues can be seen enshrined at a number of temples in the region including the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, temple of Bansi Gopal, the Hari Rai Temple, Chamba and others.
Craftsmen can be seen making the Mohra - votive masks, Idols, Figurines and Bells. Their tools are basic being Soldering iron, Sandpaper, Buffing machines
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