This article gives an insight into the 4000-years-old art called Dokra craft of the West Bengal tribe, Dhokra Damar and explains the procedure of Cire Perdue: for casting metal into the craft.
Puri has also been a victim of the breaking away of the coastline. In 2007, a stretch of 1.5 km was engulfed by the Bay of Bengal and the area has been declared as hazardous.
There have been major discussions on why these weavers arenâ€™t being given their due. Suicidal reports are on an all time rise. The wages of weavers do not change for decades but price rise keeps hitting them, trapping into the vicious cycle of raw material crunch due to lack of money for not having sold the previous work.