Multi-color Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft Necklace Jewellery Set
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Authentic GI Tagged Multi-color Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft Necklace Jewellery Set
This Bankura Terracotta Jewellery Set is suitable for Women of all ages who likes jewellery to compliment their personality. Neither flashy but extremely intricate and beautifully carved to suit free thinking intelligent women. Also this modeling clay is safe for wearing purpose. Eco-friendly ingredients are used to produce a perfect design. Specially designed for clay jewellery lovers, kids.
Origin of GI: West Bengal
Ideal For : Women (All Age Groups)
Material : Terracotta Clay, Beads
Color : Multi-color
Length : 24 inches
Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft - This is an Exclusive GI Product of West Bengal.
Terracotta of Bankura is one of the first attempts of man at clay modelling that has been perfected with time. Baked in sun and burnt in mud kilns with dry eucalyptus leaves, the earthly ensembles in dull ochre or red are beauteous caricatures. Terracotta has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
The simple yet dynamic terracotta artistry of Panchmura has its origin in religious ritual. The structure of the 'Bankura Horse' has been so fashioned to symbolize a mark of devotion and valour. Panchmura offers a wide range of terracotta products from animal to human figurines as well as utility, home décor and jewellery. There are around 270 terracotta artists in Panchmura.
Government of West Bengal's Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises & Textiles, in association with UNESCO, has developed Rural Craft Hub in Panchmura. One can participate in craft-making workshops, learn the history of the craft and explore the artefacts at the Folk Art Centre.
Terracotta is one of the ancient manifestations of human creativity. The simple yet dynamic artistry of Panchmura has ritualistic origin. This craft started with the rise in the popularity of the local serpent deity Manasa. Clay horses were offered to the village deities once wishes were fulfilled. Even today the rural communities continue with the practice of offering the terracotta figures as token of their devotion. The Malla kings made the Terracotta art of Bishnupur popular by building terracotta temples all over the place. The temples served a dual purpose for them by being a place of worship on one hand and that of shelter for warriors on the other. The ubiquitous terracotta structures with their apparent subtle and artistic façade were rock solid inside. The kings brought the craftsmen from Panchmura for building these temple and that marked the beginning of Bishnupur Terracotta tradition.
Disclaimer: Please note that all our products are meticulously handcrafted by artists one crafted at a time. Due to this process, there may be a slight variation from one Crafted to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handcrafted products, so you may expect minor distinctions from shown images.