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Monday, August 18, 2008

Shopping In India : Indian Pottery Style - 10

Khurja, in Uttar Pradesh, a three-hour drive from Delhi, is also well known for its cheap but tough tableware. Produced on a mass scale, fired at high temperatures, these pottery items retain their mud colour and are in popular demand.

Rajasthan pottery has certain distinct characteristics. The mouths of water pots are small, probably to prevent spilling when water is being carried. Alwar is noted for its paper-thin pottery, known as kagzi (paper) pottery.

Goa's rich tradition, a blend of Indian and Portuguese culture, has remains unique. This is best reflected in the arts and crafts fashioned by the hands of Goan artists. Simple yet intricately beautiful, abstract yet exquisite, these creations are a mirror of Goa's perennial glory and beauty. While in Goa, one can shop at 'Goa Handicrafts', Crafts Complex, Neugi Nagar, Rua de Ourem, Santa Cruz Road, Panaji Tel. No. : 22817, 225328, 225328, 228151 Fax: 228158

Interesting busy are the black pottery and chillum (clay pipe) from Tamil Nadu. At Kottaikorai in Pondicherry, the slat-glazed pottery has a texture of orange peel. Most of the painting is done before firing and most of the items are utilitarian, starting with candle-stands to water filters and tableware.

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