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Gifts of Earth: Teracottas and Clay Sculptures of India (Hardback)
  • Gifts of Earth: Teracottas and Clay Sculptures of India (Hardback)

Gifts of Earth: Teracottas and Clay Sculptures of India (Hardback)

Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/01/1999
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Down through the ages, clay has been the perfect medium for Indian creativity. Its myriad shapes and styles range from the miniscule to the gigantic, from realistic to abstract, from pure practical to utterly fantastic. India's one million potters - more than in any other country-make items for every conceivable household use. But they also sculpt images used in religious ceremonies, the most spectacular of which are magnificent horses and elephants nearly six metres tall, the largest terracottas ever created! Thus the potter plays a dual role, as craftsperson and as a link to the gods. In a text sumptuously illustrated in colour, the ethnologist, author and photographer Stephen Huyler surveys this exciting craft, studied over 20 years of extensive travel.

Publisher: Grantha Corporation
ISBN: 9780944142486
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1416 g
Dimensions: 314 x 240 x 23 mm

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