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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:

terracota

Many decorative items :
terracota
Wall hangings:
terracota
Cute dolls : 

terracota
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: 
terracota
Eager to paint it and share the same with you. 

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

23 comments:

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

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  2. interesting.
    Arty crafty Ranjana thanks :)

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  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?

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

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

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  5. should look even better once painted

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

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

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