Clay and terracotta articles, including toys, are produced as ritual items for decoration and are also used to craft utilitarian items.
Terracotta & Ceramics of Punjab
The main centres of attraction for this craft are Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur and the products include matkas, flower pots, diyas, miniature temple structures and toys that are beautified with colours, paints, gutas, mirrors and other forms of ornamentation. The patterns could be both traditional and contemporary. Ceramics are also made by the use of modern furnaces at the same centres. The main centre for ceramics is Mohali near Chandigarh.