Located in the iron-mining region, the Lohars of Bastar have age-old skills in metallurgy. That is noticeable in the creation of wrought iron human figures, having simplicity of expression. The various clans of Lohars—Sodi, Netam, Poyam, Arkam, Marai, Nevra, Halami, Baghe and Mandavi living in Bastar forge their own tools for creating masks for Maria dances, the lamps for the Marias and Murias. Deepaks (a large lamp-like installations) made of small holders, birds, animals and leaf-like arrangement. Being ironsmiths, the ‘dhunka sar’ has a place of honor in the house.