Pottery

The art of handling of clay called Pottery was one f the earliest skills known to the Indians.Clay or Earthen, more precisely the Terracotta tradition, dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization, continues today in few parts of India where the potters, who need no introduction to the connoisseurs of the art anywhere in the world, carry out this fabulous legacy of art. Meticulous care is taken to retain the natural grace and feel of the products.The Persian Art of blue pottery came to Jaipur from Persia and Afghanistan via Mughal Courts.Blue Pottery is made from quartz and not clay. 

Unglazed Pottery:

The unglazed Terracotta ware remains have been found in the ruins of the Mohenjo Daro. People, since these times, used terracotta articles in the form of various hand-made terracotta figurines of animals and human for recreation. The baked reddish brown earthenware was initially used as building material. It is tougher than the clay used in the clay pottery. Although the art of glazing pottery was known in India from ancient times, the finest pottery in India is of the unglazed variety. This unglazed pottery has a wide range. Very fine paper-thin pottery is produced in Kutch, Kanpur and Alwar. Alwar is known for paper-thin pottery called Kagzi.

Glazed Pottery:

In India, the making of Glazed pottery came into being with the advent of the Arab influence in India. Only a few centers in India are known for its production. Glazed pottery with white background and blue and green patterns is developed in Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Khurja, Chunar and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, and Karigari in Tamilnadu.Delhi, Khurja and Jaipur are known for the famed Blue Pottery.

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