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Terracotta Handmade Village Couple Mask Wall Hanging

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  • Human
  • Shantiniketan
  • 1
  • Terracotta
  • VASHUNDHARA

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Terracotta gods and goddesses, deities, bowls, musicians, horses, elephants, and other figures of people, animals, and birds and various other traditional themes are appreciable craftsmanship of VASHUNDHARA, who makes brilliant Human designed crafts under the Crafts of Bengal of Bengal Terracotta Art, which has found its place in the early civilisation of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, as early as 200 B.C. However, the Bankura, Birbhum and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal are few prominent regions which carry forward terracotta artwork. Terracotta gods and goddesses, deities, bowls, musicians, horses, elephants, and other figures of people, animals, and birds and various other traditional themes is appreciable craftsmanship of VASHUNDHARA, who makes brilliant Human designed crafts under the Crafts of Bengal of Bengal Terracotta Art.

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Design

Various Human terracotta crafts, specially themes of folk and patterns highlighted with traditional skill and explicit artwork, under the Crafts of Bengal of Bengal Terracotta Art, presented by the VASHUNDHARA can be found near the river beds, pits and ditches of the districts of Murshidabad, Bimbhum and Bankura. The fuel used in the making of the designs is available from naturla resources like twigs, dry leaves or firewood.

Making of Crafts of Bengal

Making

The making process in the Bishnupur and Bankura districts of West Bengal, involves a few steps. The clay is refined and given the desired shape. It is dried under the sun, placed in a kiln, or atop combustible material in a pit, and then fired. The firing temperature is around 1000°C. The iron content gives the fired body a yellow, orange, red, “terracotta”, pink, grey or brown color. Fired terracotta is waterproof, and if uncracked, will ring if lightly struck. The making process has given rise to several Human terracotta artworks under the Crafts of Bengal presented by the VASHUNDHARA. There is a uniqueness in each work of art, which has adds a traditional charm to people and lifestyle across the world thus Shantiniketan from Bengal.

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Origin

Terracotta, derived from an Italian word, which means “cooked earth” is one of the oldest forms of art in the world, has found its place in the early civilisations of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, as early as 200 B.C. However, Terracotta, as the name suggests. has been a symbol of man’s first step towards progress. Mostly used by the early Chinese, Western – Columbians and Greeks in the ancient times, terracotta art work slowly made its way to India. Terracotta, however has become a major source of livelihood throughout India, particularly in the states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, some of the districts of Bengal and Orissa. Shantiniketan from the creative talents of Bishnupur and Bankura districts of West Bengal, various Human terracotta artwork under the Crafts of Bengal is presented by the VASHUNDHARA.

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