Clay & Terracotta of Assam

Assam has two different communities? hira and the kumar in the clay and terracotta craft. Both have two different methods of working. The hiras follow the compression method and prepare the household articles and this craft is carried out by the women of hiras. . The kumars follow the wheel method and produce beautiful pottery articles which are first made on the wheel, dried and cooked in the bhattis or the ovens. The most commonly used pottery products include plates, earthern lamps, clay dolls, chains, diyas, pitchers, cups, incense ? sticks holders and many more items.