Friday, 1 July, 2022

The Vestige Of A Dying Art

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