Terracotta is a type of earthenware and a clay based, either glazed or unglazed ceramic. It was the only ceramic produced by the Europeans and Pre Columbian’s during the 14th century. This clay based material has been used throughout for pottery, sculpture, bricks and roof shingles. Terracotta in Bengal has become so renowned partly because of its rich culture and history dating back to the 8th century. Small towns in Bengal such as Bishnupur and Bankura are the hubs of terracotta. These towns are filled with artisans and has a temple made of out just terracotta bricks and tiles, plus the level detailing is very appealing as the artisans have tried to portray the stories of ‘Mahabharta’.
From the renowned potters and artisans of Bengal, we bring unique handmade christmas terracotta gifts.