If you want to understand the true concept of Heritage in India then Rajasthan is an ideal place for you to begin with. It upholds the tradition and culture of the Rajputs at its best.
Situated on the Thar Desert with the Aravalli range bordering it, Rajasthan tells of the many battles fought and won by the heroic Rajputs. The many palaces, forts, temples, havelis, all tell of an ancient tale. The palaces and havelis constructed in marble and sandstone are like a dream woven in stone amidst the desert topography.
Rajasthani Art is held in high esteem all throughout the world. Whether it be marble sculpture or miniature paintings or frescoes each has their own significance throughout the ages. Blue Pottery Art is certainly as interesting specialization in the field of pottery in Rajasthan.
Blue pottery is an art form from Persia and was introduced in Rajasthan under the patronage of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh and has seen a lot of innovations in design and functionality over the years. Blue pottery is new art form with a fascinating recipe of distinctive material like the ground quartz stone. The color schemes are also peculiar like, blue (oxide of cobalt), Green (oxide of copper) and the external white.
The exquisite art pieces colored in blue are a marvelous creation of artisans. The monarchs of Rajasthan especially Jaipur patronized this art of blue pottery. The artisans have molded and painted their imagination into lovely creations decorated in motifs of birds and animals.
Some of the pottery is semi- translucent and lately is been experimented with other colors such as, yellow, dark blue and brown. The conventional floral or arabesque, hand made patterns and the animal figure patterns are the prominent designs. The various articles shaped out are mostly the traditional ones like surahis or pots of different shapes and size for multiple use, ashtray, tiles, flower pots, lamp shades, jars various accessories or interior items are the forte of this art of pottery.
Some of the best of the blue glazed pottery can be purchased at Jaipur, which is also a very important centre for this craft. You could carry a range of items that are primarily decorative such as ashtrays, vases, coasters, small bowls and boxes for trinkets.
You can decorate you home with exclusive traditional pieces of surahis, pots and cylindrical jars and decorative items like ash-trays, tiles, flower pots, lamp stands, beads, ear rings, soap dishes, jugs,mugs and door knobs. The pieces of blue pottery are hand printed with conventional floral or arabesque patterns. Sometimes they can even have figures of Rajasthani queen.
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