Creating the right blend by mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), borax, gum and water is at the core of Jaipur Blue Pottery, says Ashok Vyas, one of the few craftsmen who is carrying forward the centuries old tradition despite the odds. “It is important for people to know that our pottery is completely different from the regular ceramics which use the clay from river bed… so that they can appreciate the uniqueness and the exclusivity” This art originated in Persia, traveled through Turkey and came to India somewhere in the 14th century. From the south of India it reached Kashmir then Delhi and finally Jaipur in the 17th century. It was patronized by the royalty but gradually started fading out because of the complex time consuming process and availability of cheaper ceramic alternatives in the market. By the 1950s it was virtually extinct. It was then revived by the conscious efforts of some artists and the royalty of Jaipur and today Jaipur Blue Pottery is famous world over for its delicate motifs, subtle color blends and innovative product designs. Originally available only in the traditional cobalt blue now it has added turquoise blue, yellow and soft green to its palette.
Blue Pottery Royal Vase, Surahi (12x8)
- Product Code: 4138
- Availability: In Stock