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Bangladesh Small Pumpkin Terracotta Lantern

* Small size lantern
* 5" Width, 5" Height
* Pumpkin shape
* Circular cutouts
* Handmade pottery
* Made in Bangladesh


Terracotta pottery plays a siginificant role in the cultural history of Bangladesh.
In the 15th to 17th century, builders used terracotta to build temples. These temples show the skill and creativity of early terracotta art. Using a simple wheel and deft fingers, potters today in Bangladesh make various functional domestic pottery like planters, pots, bowls, and toys. Potters achieve shape by using moulds or by hand carving. Once the clay dries, it is burned in a fire to solidify the product. Heating in fire gives the clay object a orange-reddish color, a very typical color of Terracotta pottery. Potters collect clay from paddy fields and ponds about seven to eight meters below the surface. After collecting the clay from the ground, it is carried to the potters' village by boats or in a basket atop a person's head. There are two traditional ways of making clay items in Bangladesh, on the wheel and by hand. Toys, dolls, and figurines are made by hand or using shape moulds. Pots, pans, jars, bowls, pitchers, storage vessels, etc., are made on the wheel or by combining both techniques.
Terracotta pots we source for BanglaTerra include simple shapes and patterns like stripes and geometric shapes. Our products present a modern take on the traditional craft that has passed down from generations.