Art & Craft

Leaf Plates

Sal Leaf Plates

Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape.


Stone Craft

Stone Craft

In two villages of Belpahari bordering Jharkhand for generations artisans have been making stone crafts (Plate, bowl, idol, different utensil). Laterite stones available around this area are carved into plates, house hold items and decorative products by the artisans.


Basket

Bamboo Basket

Basket making with the help of Bamboo is the only source of livelihood for those poor artisans.
Pottery

Pottery

Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. A clay body can be decorated before or after firing. Prior to some shaping processes, clay must be prepared. Kneading helps to ensure an even moisture content throughout the body. Air trapped within the clay body needs to be removed. This is called de-airing and can be accomplished by a machine called a vacuum pug or manually by wedging. Wedging can also help produce an even moisture content.


Babui Rope

Babui Rope

Rope making is a craft practiced by tribal families in Belpahari, Lalgarh, Gopiballavpur. Several handicraft items are made from Babui rope in these areas. Rope making with the help of Babui grass is the only source of livelihood for those poor artisans.
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