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Updated on December 7, 2010

Decorating Walls with 'Ethnic' look.

Terracotta work has been elevated to the level of high art by those faceless artisans of Bengal ( eastern part of India) who created beautiful murals on temples built during 18th-19th centuries in this state.

This art is being revived again through sustained efforts of many craftsmen and artists in Cancutta.Statuettes and tiles are now being used for decoration.

If you want to create a panel for display on your wall ... based on a scene from mythology or life around you, the artist can make it for you.If the panel os big, it is made in alatge piec and spilt , burnt and reassemled.

Among the photos I display here, one can see the central panel shows a scene from "Chandalika' , story of Ananda,a Buddhist monk and Chandalika, a so-called 'lower-caste' girl, immortalised in writing of Tagore and songs of Suchitra Mitra, one the finest exponents of Tagore's song.

The 'theme' of the central panel tells the story of hospitality.The layout is designed by my wife, Ruby, and mounted on the entrance wall of our flat. The tiles are selected from readily available stock , depicting tree, birds and a girl restin in the shade.

One can decide on a theme and have one's exclusive layout or decorate one's garden with statues that do not weather in sun or rain.

Is not this a wonderful gift idea for this Chirstmas?

Terracotta work of yesteryears and to-day.

A chariot- mural on an old temple of Bengal.
A chariot- mural on an old temple of Bengal.
A view of the panel outside our entrance door.
A view of the panel outside our entrance door.
A closer view of the panel. Prakriti offers water to Ananda.
A closer view of the panel. Prakriti offers water to Ananda.


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      6 years ago

      we are selling/produce Terracotta panel facade system for construction building, the panel could customized. Our factory in Jiangsu China, capacity 4000sqm/day now, we are one biggest terracotta panel maker in China, price and quality are competitive. Any interested, please contact me ,email: , Phone: 0085 158 2127 6895.

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      10 years ago from India

      Congrats for the excellent work.

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      I must congratulate you for your great work showing us all the great terracotta temples and panels. They are really one of India´s richness and they should already been know by other countries like one of the India´s exlibris. Thank you.


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