Traditional pottery is slowly dying as potters are unable to pass on the long-standing tradition as a centuries-old ancestral profession. The wheel of fortune of potters has ceased to move and they now only make demand-driven products to ensure their survival.
(1, 2, 3 and 5) Women busy shaping clay in a traditional mould, drying clay pots and colouring the products with natural dye in their home yards.
(4) A pile of clay-made earthenware kept on the premises of a potter’s house.
The photos were taken from Paul Para, a neighbourhood famous for traditional pottery, in Dhamrai on the outskirts of the capital on Friday. —Md Nasir Uddin