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Terracotta

Terracotta is an art form so universal in its identity, yet emblazoned with the distinct imprint of the native soil. The art of kiln burnt pottery wares provides the perfect counterfoil to the amazing legacy of stone sculpture. Terracotta artifacts demand a very high degree of artistic application and motivation. The polish on the final figure conceals an enormous volume of tireless toil and watchful attention. The terracotta products of the State have attracted admiration of art-lovers all over the country. The artisans prepare the head portion and then the body portion and finally join the parts with clean finishing. These are then allowed to dry and the objects are put to fire in the kiln. These products are then polished with specific touch. The products are brown or black in colour. Now a days, some artisans also paint the articles with the chosen colour of the customers. Barapalli in Bargarh district, Nuagaon in Khurda district, Batahaladharpur in Keonjhar district, Lunuka in Jagatsinghpur district, Sorispadar in Rayagada, Kusumi in Poraput, Kuibahal-Silati in Subarnpur district, Puintala 7 Baghapalli of Bolangir district are famous for terracotta crafts.

imageThe Heritage and Crafts of Orissa are enriched with diffrent categories of products such as Applique , Tribal Jwellery,Dhokra Casting,Wood Carving etc.The crafts of Silver Filigree,Cow Horn and Palm Leaf Engraving shows the depth of handicraft culture of Odisha as well as India.

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