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Blue Pottery Jaipur

Blue Pottery is Turko-Persian in origin, but today is widely known as one of the distinctive crafts of Jaipur. When the city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh I, craftsmen from all over the country were invited to come and make their home in this new city. Royal patronage, lucrative offers and the attraction of living in a beautiful city led many artisans and craftsmen to come and settle in Jaipur. By the beginning of the 19th century the city was well established as a thriving art centre. In keeping with the traditions of his forefathers, Sawai Ram Singh II (1835-1880) set up a school of art and continued to encourage artists and craftsmen. Blue Pottery took an interesting route in finding its home in Jaipur. Ram Singh II attended a kite flying session and watched as his kite masters were engaged in battle with two brothers from Achnera (near Agra). When the ruler saw that the brothers managed to bring down the royal kites almost every time, he was intrigued. He asked the brothers their secret. They told him that they were potters by profession and had coated their strings with the same blue green glass that they used for their pots. Sawai Ram Singh II was impressed so he invited the brothers to stay in Jaipur and teach this unique form of glazed pottery at his new art school. On the Verge of Extinction Blue Pottery had enormous potential and should have flourished, but over the years master potters refused to share their trade secrets with their fellow craftsmen so there was an eventual lowering of standards and a gradual dying out of the craft. Over the years the craft was kept alive by her Highness Gayatri Devi who widely promoted Blue Pottery. The craft received a much needed boost in the 1960's as internationally renowned artist; Kripal Singh Shekhawat entered the field of Blue Pottery and raised the bar. His presence brought a new excitement to the craft as his designs began selling very well. But still the use of Blue Pottery was very limited. The product range only consisted of a few large items such as bowls, plates, and vases, thus the market declined. Many craftsmen had no option but to leave their villages and go to the cities in search of work. With the dwindling number of potters left, Blue Pottery faced extinction as there was little hope in sight

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Heritage Indi:- 38- Golimar Garden , Near Hotel Holiday Inn, Amber Palace Road, Jaipur,   0141-2672021, 0141-2673493, E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Web. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neerja International:- S-19, Bhawani Singh Road, C-Scheme  Phone No.0141- 2223511, 0141-2224395, Web. www.neerjainternational.com

Shree Ganpati Arts:- S-18 ,Golimar Garden Youjana, Near Police Thana, Amer Road Jaipur, Con. No.0141- 2672212,0141- 2705477, E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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