TAKSHNI

HANDCRAFTED LOST WAX CASTING

India

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Takshni is the maximum expression of handcrafted lost wax casting. At Takshni, we create brass and bronze sculptures using 5700 years old direct lost wax casting technique. Takshni was formed in October 2014 with its registered office in Gurgaon.

Takshni means the chisel in Sanskrit; a tool for carving out tangible manifestations of creativity. It belongs to the realm of human expression where the hands of the creator work in synch with his imagination transcending the usual and the mundane. Takshni stands for empathy towards its craftsmen, reliability towards its customers and integrity towards its work.

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OUR COLLECTIONS

Takshni has two verticals; Elementary, Fusion under three categories; Cardinal- the elegant collection, captures the essence of everyday living; Carmine- the opulent collection, offers a pret line of products and Crimson- the exuberant collection, composes of avant-garde products for the consumers to embrace and interpret.

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How WE DO IT

There are two main processes of lost wax casting: solid casting and hollow casting. Solid casting does not use a clay core but instead a solid piece of wax to create the mould; hollow casting is the more traditional method and uses the clay core.

The first task in the lost wax hollow casting process consists of developing a clay core which is roughly the shape of the final cast image. Next, the clay core is covered by a layer of wax composed of pure bee’s wax, resin from the tree Damara orientalis, and nut oil. The wax is then shaped and carved in all its finer details of design and decorations. It is then covered with layers of clay, which takes the negative form of the wax on the inside, thus becoming a mould for the metal that will be poured inside it. Drain ducts are left for the wax, which melts away when the clay is cooked. The wax is then replaced by the molten metal, often using brass scrap as basic raw material. The liquid metal poured in hardens between the core and the inner surface of the mould. The metal fills the mould and takes the same shape as the wax. The outer layer of clay is then chipped off and the metal icon is polished and finished as desired.

  • We at Takshni work endlessly in the strangest of escapades for exploration of our traditional crafts to fuse it with lost wax casting in order to discover the possibilities of the medium so that it is released from the boundaries of being preconceived and precise.
  • Takshni’s moulded and chiselled alloys fused with stone, wood, iron, clay; mystifying intricacies and inherent richness of traditional crafts of our country epitomises artistic manifestations of creativity.
  • They are created using nothing else but a set of gifted hands and some basic tools and equipment by the artisans residing in three states of India namely Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal

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At Takshni, we believe, craft is the primitivism to art’s modernism. In other words, almost all acknowledged art involve and require craft or its application of technique.

OUR VISION

Takshni is conjured to build a brand of India to develop its strong identity in the global arena that encapsulates India’s special attributes and creates a definable profile as well as bring the social and commercial benefits to the artisan settlements. The vision is to produce a clear identity which will competitively position craft of lost wax casting from India in the global market place as a distinct brand rather than a mere ‘made in India’ merchandise. We obtain our competitive advantage through lower cost since Takshni utilizes the potential of the skilled craftsmen inhabiting in rural villages of India to create contemporary art.

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Palam Vihar
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