Dhokra Metal Craft by Artisan Rajendra Baghel from Chhattisgarh, India (National Awardee)
Hi! I am Rajendra Baghel, Dhokra Craft Artist. I was born on 2nd July 1973 in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. I won a National Award in 1996 and Kala Nidhi Award in 2003.
I have demonstrated my work many times in India and abroad. In India, I have participated in exhibitions held in Lalit Kala Akademi – New Delhi, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust – New Delhi, Crafts Museum, Dilli Haat, Shilparamam – Hyderabad, Surajkund International Crafts Mela, Bajaj Hall and Art Gallery – Mumbai, CIMA Art Gallery – Kolkata, Adi Shilp Festival – Dehradun, Jhitku Mitki Van Hast Kala Samiti – Raipur. Abroad also, I have participated in exhibitions held in the USA, Russia, England, Scotland, etc.
I have trained more than 200 people in this art.