It also got featured in Dimension Group on 16.9.09
Pottery has a wide universality and its tradition goes back to span of five millennium. This craft came via Persia, when Mongal Chengiz Khan had conquered China in AD 1212. The remains of the terracotta objects from the early historical sites of Mathura, Rajgaht, Kanauj, Kaushambi and Ayodhya reveal the existence of terracotta art in ancient past.Meerut is famous for its turned and moulded water containers with striking designs of flowing lines and floral patterns. Gorakhpur has continued the age old Tradition by making decorative and ritual terracotta objects. Amroha pottery used to be thin and brittle white in colour and ornamented with colours and with gold and silver leaf.In Mathura-Vrindavan, the art of working in terracotta is of greater antiquity. These terracotta are not only documents of religious sculpture but are important as documents of early history of art, expression of the artisitic urge of man.
The art and technique of blue pottery were brought to Jaipur, Rajasthan, by the Rajput king Man Singh. It later flourished under the patronage of his great grandson Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing II.While blue pottery itself originally came to India from Persia and Afghanistan.