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Pottery Story: Delhi's Little Rajasthani Settlement

A potter in Kumhaargram, Uttam Nagar, Delhi, Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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A tour of Kumhaargram with Indomania Cultural Tours is all about first-hand experience of Indian pottery-making

A cloud of fine dust rose from the ground as few hands beat clumps of dried clay with wooden paddles. This was just the beginning of a long process of pottery making in Kumhaargram, a Rajasthani potters' settlement in Uttam Nagar, West Delhi. The Pottery Village Tour with Indomania Cultural Tours introduced us to the world of pottery-making, from the kilns in alomost every household to the constant motion of the wheel. Here is a glimpse of Kumhaargram and the reason why it is worth visiting.

Women are given the task of breaking dried clay into fine powder

 

Dried clay is beaten into finer pieces which is later turned into clay dough

 

A common sight in front of almost every house

 

The process before clay is turned into a dough

 

A potter with his finished goods

 

Pots out in the sun for drying

 

A potter's family with earthen diyaas

 

Pottery-making in progress

 

Elaborate work on diyaas (oil lamps)

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