Handmade Tree of Life Terracotta (Baked Clay) Tile.
Size (inch) : 11"x11"
Claywork has been rightly called the ‘Lyric of Handicrafts’. Terracotta literally means ‘baked earth’. Seen here are two dimensional hollow clay relief plaques from a remote Indian village of ‘Kumhars’ (potters) are called ‘Terracotta Tiles’. The history of this traditional handicraft dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization. In the olden days the artisans made nothing other than traditional subjects like deities for local temples. Exposure to modernization and demand of the urban clients has brought about changes in the subjects of these plaques. The potters are now trying something different from their environment and what they experience daily around in the village. Accordingly artshak exhibits various square tiles depicting scenes of day-to-day life in the village which can be arranged in a single large panel or displayed individually in the living room, varandah or the garden.