Sukanta's Dhamrai Metal Crafts

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Sukanta's Dhamrai Metal Crafts

Sukanta's Dhamrai Metal Crafts
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
Dec 2019
This striking mansion has seen better days, but it's a great example of the historic architecture that once found it's place thoughout Bangladesh. Although you can't "visit" the house, you can wander through the areas where bronze statues are made by the lost wax technique. This is all done by one family for generations. There is a nice shop area with many different bronze offerings which make good souvenirs and gifts. The matriarch proudly takes visitors around explaining the process.
Written January 5, 2020
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Siddhartha0072014
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh4 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
This weekend we went to Dhamrai Metal Crafts Workshop and Showroom to see how the brass metal crafts are made. Very impressive!
Written August 5, 2014
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RoyalBengalTours
Dhaka City, Bangladesh21 contributions
Feb 2015
Its pity that such a nice art crafts industry is in alarming situation. Mr. Sukanta and his before generation has been trying their level best to keep this unique master art work alive on earth. Sukanta’s depth of knowledge on art, and passions has brought a new era. This jeweler is not living very far from us, neighborhood area of Dhaka, place call Dhamrai in Savar district, which is abot an hour drive from Dhaka. Highly recommended to visit and have an elaborate description from Mr. Sukanta Banik about his work ornamentation. His house factory is well known to the locals, at the end of the Dhamrai Bazar. A cup of lemon tea from his beautiful wife gives any visitor’s an image of Bangladeshi hospitality. Since 2004 I have been visiting this place along with multinational’s and has left hundreds of thousand appreciation at his great work.
Written August 17, 2015
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Sabine C
10 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
We went there from Dhaka on a day trip, learned about the process of the lost wax method, watched metal being poured into shapes (Not happening every day; call ahead to find out.), had lunch in the courtyard of their beautiful old house (Has to be arranged ahead of time.), and took a walk around Dhamrai. Very nice trip but depending on traffic (which is usually mediocre and can get very bad), the drive can get a bit long.
Written April 28, 2015
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SoumitraBose
Kolkata (Calcutta), India303 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
Sukanta and his family as well as the artisans were very keen to show us the process of lost wax technique in making brass figures. They are a fifth generation artisan family. It is great to see how they are keeping the dying art of Bangla alive. Trully a heritage village worth visiting.
Written February 8, 2014
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Katelyn89
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
The lost wax technique on display here is incredible. The family are very welcoming, and proudly showed us around their home, giving us cups of tea and sweets.

By visiting, you get to see how an object is made from beginning to end. They will show you how they make the moulds by first creating a wax model, then using layers of material to make a cast. The production of the objects themselves is done by melting metal into the cast, letting them cool, and then finishing the brass. Each mould can only be used once, so every item is unique.

The show at the end has amazing array of items, including Hindu and Buddhist items, jewellery, plates, cups and bowls and more. Once you've seen the process that goes into each object, it's amazing to stand in the shop. There's no pressure to buy anything. We did, and received a complimentary DVD about the art. Given the handcrafted nature of the pieces, the prices are very reasonable. It's a great, genuine souvenir to take home.
Written January 6, 2014
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Arman1842
Dhaka City, Bangladesh54 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I went there with my family on a day tour. It was a wonderful experience. The owner is very curtious, amicable and friendly. This is a family run business and they value relationships! Love their metal crafts. You can have a detailed experience of how the make the crafts and you can choose from a wide range of collections. Worth visiting.
Around 35/40 kms of North of Dhaka. You can combined National Martyer Monument and Jahangirnagar University together. Still you need 6-7hrs in total in any weekends.
Written December 14, 2017
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Zaved
Mumbai, India61 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
If you haven't been there just go! I am a fan. Some amazing work. Meta crafting is a lost art yet Sukanto and family is still holding onto it. I must visit and go and get some of this art before it disappears from this earth.
Written May 13, 2017
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Zarko G
Batumi, Georgia12 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Beatiful place with amazing handcrafted figurines and statues. We spend hours just watching those. The stuff is very polite also.
Written July 22, 2015
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TC0241
Lautrec, France1,285 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
A fascinating place to visit for an hour or so. Plenty to learn and to keep you entertained.
Learn how the "lost wax" method of brass casting really works. See the local artisans at work like they did 100 years ago.
A very good diversion and worth the ride as even the journey out of Dhaka is pleasant.
Written April 26, 2015
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