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Antique Style Terracotta Art Handmade Lord Ganesha Show Piece

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  • Antique Style
  • Shantiniketan
  • 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 Antique Style 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 Antique Style designed crafts under the Crafts of Bengal of Bengal Terracotta Art.

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Design

Various Antique Style 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 Antique Style 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

Shantiniketan from the creative talents of Bishnupur and Bankura districts of West Bengal, terracotta means “cooked earth” derived from an Italian word. It has however found its place in the early civilisations of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, as early as 200 B.C. As a symbol of man’s first step towards progress, mos;y used by the early Chinese, Western Columbians and Greeks, during the ancient times, various Antique Style terracotta artwork under the Crafts of Bengal of Bengal Terracotta Art, presented by the VASHUNDHARA slowly made its way to India.

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