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Shilpi Vihar, Pokhariput

Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

©2018 by Odisha Crafts Museum - Kala Bhoomi

TERRACOTTA

An early form of creative expression and utility the craft of terracotta translates from Italian to mean baked earth. The terracotta of Odisha occupies a central position in the lives of the people in the form of utility items as well as decorative items. Found in most districts of Odisha, the terracotta objects in gallery include votive items, cooking utensils, grain containers, figures of ritual belief as well as symbolic roof tiles.