Jaipur Blue Pottery on stamp

09 Oct 2020  Fri

Jaipur Blue Pottery is widely recognized as a traditional craft of Jaipur. His art of Rajasthan is influence from Turko-Persian in origin. The name ‘blue pottery’ comes from the vibrant cobalt blue dye used to colour the pottery. It is one of many Eurasian types of Blue and White Pottery and related in the shapes and decoration to Islamic pottery and more distantly to the Chinese pottery.

Some of these potteries are semi-transparent and mostly decorated with bird and other animal motifs. Being fired at very low temperature makes them fragile. The range of items is primarily decorative, such as ashtrays, vases, coasters small bowls and boxes for trinkets.

India Post has issued this unique pottery art on stamp through its 2018 stamp series handicrafts on the stamp. This stamp is also a reorganisation of its Geographical Indications (GI) tag.

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