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Published on May 11, 2010
The age old art of blue pottery is being kept alive in Rajasthan.
Blue pottery, an art that has existed in India since several centuries. The origin of this art was in Persia and Afghanistan. Today master craftsman, Mr. Kirpal Singh Shekhawat, is keeping it alive in Jaipur.
"It was an old art came from Persia and Iran invented blue pottery in the 15th century. This art came with the Mughals in India and remained in Delhi and then in Jaipur. And now only in Jaipur." So how is a blue pottery piece made? While molding, this was filled with ash. He's taking it out.
"These two were separately molded - now they will be joined. After putting chalk powder we put Ingo on to keep it more white and clean." This is dry and ready to be painted. "Now this is designing, drawing a motif and coloring. In high temperature, this dark brown will turn into turquoise blue. This is the last process. This is where the pottery is finished under heat. This is final. These are most popular items." I am Subashish Bharuka, showing you India.