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Photographer: Partha Pratim Saha

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  • Title (required): Potter
  • State/Province/Region (required): , India
  • Nearest Area: Bankura
  • Nearest Town: Vishnupur
  • Brief Directions: The terracotta tradition is the continuation of the Indus valley traditions that date back 5000 years. India also has an age-old tradition of clay toys and terracotta figures. Terracotta work is mainly centred in the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. It is estimated that pottery appeared in Bengal, in or around 1500 B.C. In an alluvial region like Bengal, fine clay is a distinctive geological feature. The ancient inhabitants of the region exploited this natural resource for making numerous pottery wares. The clay for the earthen vessels are thrown on a hand spun wheel, beaten with a paddle to achieve their final, round bellied shape; they are frequently decorated with slip colours before being baked in kilns.
  • GPS Longitude: 23.05
  • GPS Latitude: 87.23
  • Best Season: Winter
  • Gear: Nikon D90

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