Metal Crafts

Metal Crafts

An indigenous tradition of metal-crafts has existed in Pakistam since time immemorial. The use of copper and its alloys by the Indus Valley culture is proved by the discovery of numerous well-made utensils at Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. Not only were metals and alloys used to make implements like axes, hooks, chisels, etc., and utensils, like pots, salvers, and goblets, the technique of casting sculptural figures also was known. The eight-inch statuette described as the Mohenjo Daro dancing girl and the fragment of a foot with anklet - both in bronze - continue to be mentioned as outstanding examples of Indus Valley metal-craft in all studies of ancient art.

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