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Situated on the Thar Desert with the Aravalli range bordering it, Rajasthan tells you the many battles fought and won by the heroic Rajputs in the glorious history of India. The many stunningly beautiful palaces, forts, temples, havelis, all echo a glorious ancient tale. The palaces and havelis constructed in marble and sandstone are like a dream woven in stone amidst the mighty deserts .
Rajasthani Art is held in high esteem throughout the world. Whether it be marble sculpture or miniature painting or Banjara emroidery each has its own beauty, own charm. Blue Pottery is certainly an extremelybeautiful art form of Rajasthan.
Blue pottery originated in Persia and was introduced in the land of Rajasthan under the patronage of Maharaja Sawai Ram Sing. The craftform has seen tremendous innovations in design and functionality over the centuries. The color schemes are also peculiar like, blue (oxide of cobalt), Green (oxide of copper) and the external white.
The exquisite art pieces colored in blue are a marvelous creation of Rajasthani artisans. The monarchs of Rajasthan especially of Jaipur patronized this art of blue pottery. The artisans have moulded and painted their brilliant imagination into lovely creations decorated in motifs of birds and animals.
Some of the pottery is semi- translucent and lately has been experimented with other colors like yellow, dark blue and brown. The conventional floral or arabesque, hand made patterns and the animal figure patterns are the prominent designs in Jaipur blue Pottery. The articles shaped out are mostly the traditional ones like Surahis ( pots ) of different shapes and sizes for multiple use, ashtrays, tiles, flower pots, lamp shades , vases, coasters, small bowls, boxes for trinkets, soap dishes, jugs, mugs, door knobs etc
Some of the best pieces of blue pottery can be purchased at Jaipur, which is a very important centre for this craft.