What makes terracotta jewellery unique is that earth can be moulded in different forms before baking in the sun. This elegant jewellery has designs inspired mostly by nature - leaves, animals, flowers etc. Handmade and available in bright and vibrant colors, terracotta jewellery is not only affordable but a must have for everyone who wants to go ethnic in style.
Terracotta is an Italian word meaning 'cooked earth.' The origin of Terracotta is believed to be in ancient india for making earthen pots and ornaments. Made from natural clay, many terracotta jewellery items like terracotta earrings, bangles, necklaces, pendants etc have been excavated from Harappan and Mohenjodaro sites, thus making terracotta jewellery one of the oldest forms of jewellery known in the world.
Terracotta means baked earth. It is made from natural clay and is reddish brown in color. It is glazed to increase its durability and to add color. Terracotta is waterproof and sturdy. So you can find many ancient sculptures made of terracotta which are still in good condition. Traditionally terracotta was used to make figures of deities during festival times. It is also used to make handicrafts and jewelry. In West Bengal, you can find the finest examples of terracotta creativity in the temples of Bishnupur, Birbhum, Hoogly and Murshidabad. Other than Bengal, terracotta is also popular in Gujarat and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Bengal Terracotta Jewellery is very well known and a favorite with women all over India and other parts of the globe.
Terracotta is now increasingly used for making jewellery like necklaces, bangles, earrings and so on. Terracotta jewellery is very beautiful and full of color, matching with traditional as well as modern clothing. To make jewellery with terracotta, first the clay is molded into the desired shape and after that it is baked. After this becomes hard, it is glazed and made lustrous. This terracotta jewellery is painted with hand and the colors used are earthy hues like green, blue, red, pink, gray and brown. These give a rustic touch to the jewellery. Conventional designs used on terracotta jewelley include human figurines, animals and gods of tribal people. These are the most popular designs found on these ornaments. Nowadays you also get jewellery with contemporary designs and patterns on them.
The art of terracotta is now slowly getting reduced, but the artisans are now blending the traditional form with modern designs and patterns, so that they look unique and beautiful. Terracotta jewellery designs that match the tastes of the modern society are now getting very popular with college girls and young women. Terracotta jewellery that resembles kundan and meenakari jewellery is also available now.
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