20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Lady Potter

Pundranagar, the capital of ancient Bengal or present-day Bogura in Bangladesh, is famous for its pottery. Traditional pottery got its fame in the Pal era long back, but now some of the potters community still can be seen here and there in the country including Palpara or Kumaras villages in Bogra. Workers create thousands of golden clay pots and leaving them out to dry in the sun. Around 3,000 of the pots are made here on a daily basis using a unique yellow soil. This natural colouring is part of a traditional process done only by the people of the Pal community of Hinduism in Bogra, Bangladesh.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Sultan Ahmed Niloy