Terracotta Carvings of Bishnupur Temple


Kolkata, West Bengal, India


  • Title: Terracotta Carvings of Bishnupur Temple
  • Rights: Banglanatak.com
  • About the craft: Terracotta is an art form of using clay to make various items and then baking them in an earthen kiln. Terracotta pottery is distinguishable from other forms of pottery because of the distinct type of clay that is used. The clay is rich rust red in colour because of high iron content which when reacts with oxygen gives it hues of red, orange, yellow, black. Terracotta pottery can be found in the Panchmura village of Bankura district in West Bengal.

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