Collection: Kutch Painted Pottery

This age-old craft dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, with only a handful of families practicing today as most others have moved to other day-jobs. The entire process has been the same that was practiced ages ago - and all the materials used are completely organic and locally found! The Artisans collect mud from a nearby lake and make their own clay. The clay is given shape using hands or a potter’s wheel, and left to dry. The dried ware is then decorated with clay based colours (from locally found stones/clay which is ground into fine powder and made into paste) using locally made bamboo brushes and tools. Once dried, the ware is fired. Some potters today also use food safe transparent glaze on the ware.