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Terracotta Clay crafts


Terracotta Clay crafts of Odisha are mainly practiced by the tribal people of Odisha.This work is traditionally done by the tribal. They use special type of clay and design to match their skills. Popular items are roof tiles and utensils such as plates, khullars or the earthen tea cups, jars and many other kitchen items. The terracotta art has given the artisans of Odisha involved in clay craft, a fresh enthusiasm and to exude their craftsmanship. Terracotta is a type of earthenware, is a clay-based glazed or unglazed ceramic,where the fired body is porous.The term is also used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color, which varies considerably. In archaeology and art history, “terracotta” is often used to describe objects such as figurines, not made on a potter’s wheel. Objects made on a wheel from the same material, are called pottery; the choice of term depends on the type of object rather than the material.Terracotta Clay crafts will be available in many road side vendors across the state.You can also find the same in different fares like Bali Yatra.

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