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Terracotta Clay Pottery of Bankura...

By debu    
In India, terracotta traditions are found from the earliest times. The outskirts of many an Indian village, has a pipal tree with terracotta animal figures lying underneath it. They are symbols of fulfillment of aspirations of village folk. In order to cater to the commercial requirements of the modern global market, the village potter is often combining the traditional rural abstractions with refined urban tastes to show pieces of terracotta art.Bankura horse (Bengali) is the terracotta horse, produced in Panchmura village in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It has been praised for “its elegant stance and unique abstraction of basic values.” Originally used for village rituals, it now adorns drawing rooms across the world as symbols of Indian folk-art. It is the logo of All India Handicrafts.

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ukgubbi 6 5 India
4 Sep 2013 10:05AM
beautiful narration and the image goes with it.

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Sep 2013 11:14AM
Well composed
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Sep 2013 11:41AM
Wonderful colours and composition Debu.


4 Sep 2013 12:07PM
fine capture of these terracotta figures like it fine work

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 12:07PM
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
4 Sep 2013 12:15PM
They look like works of art, a great story, thanks for sharing
S_Psharma 5 1 India
4 Sep 2013 12:22PM
Very beautiful and very colorful picture.
4 Sep 2013 1:00PM
Lovely colour and interesting picture.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Sep 2013 1:28PM
An impressive sight here Debu.
Good shot.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
4 Sep 2013 1:36PM
Beautiful image well presented Debu!!
a great narrative explaing a great image..

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 2:18PM
A highly interesting and informative pre-narrative supported by an equally fascinating and colour composition.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 3:01PM
More interesting facts about Indian culture and a fine image to demonstrate it.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Sep 2013 3:05PM
A wonderful selection, Debu, well captured. Carol
4 Sep 2013 3:27PM
An excellent image, Debu!
And, thank you for the informative description.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 5:40PM
Very nice interesting imageSmile

Potra 5 Venezuela
5 Sep 2013 12:47AM
Now, I want one! They are so refined.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 2:20AM
They are trully beautiful Debu! Lovely earthy colours as well.
Thank you for the write up it explains a lot. IB
5 Sep 2013 7:45AM
A nice POV
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Sep 2013 1:02PM
Incredible India! Super!

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