Malar Shilp/Metal Craft of Chhattisgarh

Sarguja is the key place for the malars of Chhattisgarh whereas Raipur is the alternative place for the malars after chhattisgarh. Here the direct coating of wax is an alternative to beeswax. Beeswax is locally known as Dhuvan or Dhup. Wax is the main material used and it is derived from tree called saria or from resins. Artist when using the traditional way they prefer only Dhuvan and nothing else.