Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Terracotta of Phokaran(Jaisalmer- Rajasthan)

Phokaran is a small village in Jaisalmer. I know you remembered the Nuclear test. In this craft blog I'm not posting about the Nuclear test :). This small village is also famous for the very special type of pottery work(terracotta work). I would love to visit this place and see the process of making of the potteries. Hope this wish will be fulfilled soon :-).  I have tried my hands in making terracotta jeweleries and share about that in this post.
I had an opportunity to see these potteries in a craft exhibition. These are really attractive and in different shapes:
Earlier potters were to make only pots and household utensils. But now they have extended their skills to make variety of decorative items too like Pen stands:


Many decorative items :
Wall hangings:
Cute dolls : 

The specialty of Pokaran terracotta is, these are decorated with beautiful motifs, lines and dots.
Don't you feel grab some of these to add to your collection. I felt the same. I bought a  small hut , so that I can paint this: 
Eager to paint it and share the same with you. 

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,


  1. So glad to know that Pokhran is famous for something other than the infamous nuclear tests. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. interesting.
    Arty crafty Ranjana thanks :)

  3. WOW what a beautiful array of creations.
    Thank you for the support about my blog copy woes. Did you solve the blog steal issue you had some time back?

    1. Thanks Dr.Sonia, just ignored that. But will take some action soon.

  4. Wow! Great art works.
    Waiting eagerly to see you paints on them :)

  5. should look even better once painted

  6. Lovely collection .These look so beautiful and rustic even in the natural colors :)

  7. Thanks for sharing this knowledge. please post about Wooden Craft also.


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