Clay & Terracotta of Rajasthan

The main pottery centres in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Sikar, Sawaimadhopur Ajmer,and Bharatpur, The artists of Jallore and Ahora districts are very religious and make beautiful terracotta horses for religious offerings. The Nohar centre of Bikaner is famous for terracotta products and Bikaner also has artists working with lac and designing the pottery. Special rich effects are transferred through the use of gold. Alwar artists show their skills by making paper thin pottery, known as kagzi pottery and items made are very light in their weights. Geometrical etchings can be traced in the Pokhran pottery maintaing the traditional styles.