Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh with the Jhitku Mitki Brass Tribal Statue. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, this statue showcases the unique artistry and craftsmanship of Bastar.
The tribal-inspired design captures the essence of tribal traditions, making it a captivating addition to your decor. Display this remarkable brass statue with pride and embrace the art and heritage of Chhattisgarh.
About this item:
- Item Dimensions: Height 11 inch, Base Width 3 inch
- Included Components: 1 pair of Jhitku Mitki
- Special Feature: Handmade using Brass metal in Dhokra Metal Craft
- Care Instructions: Clean with a dry cotton cloth
- Specific Uses for Product: A perfect and sleek decor piece for your personal and professional decor spaces
- Weight of the pair: 1400 g
Story of The Couple
The figure represents a couple who were in love, popularly known as Jhitku Mitki in the region. According to local stories:
'Mitki' was the sister of seven brothers of a 'Gond' family that lived in a village in Central India. As the brothers had a huge affection for her only sister, they did not want to let her settle in her spouse’s home and instead wanted her to stay in their home after marriage. Hence, her brother 'Lamsena' brought the youth 'Jhitku' to home for marrying 'Mitki'.
‘Jhitku’ earned his living by playing a musical instrument on the streets of the village. Hence, the statues hold musical instruments. Both fell in love but one day her brothers dreamt that the Goddess was demanding sacrifice. On not finding anyone, they sacrificed 'Jhitku'. 'Mitki' could not bear the separation and took her life. The Tribals believe that their 'mannats’ (desires)' get fulfilled by worshipping 'Jhitku Mitki'.