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Panchmura - The Potter's Village

The simple yet dynamic terracotta artistry of Panchmura has its origin in religious ritual. The structure of the 'Bankura Horse' has been so fashioned to symbolize a mark of devotion and valour. Panchmura offers a wide range of terracotta products from animal to human figurines as well as utility, home décor and jewellery. There are around 70 families of terracotta artists in Panchmura.

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Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen