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Ayyannar Horse

Ayyannar Horse is a fine example of pottery used for religious purposes. These terracotta horses are made in Tamil Nadu. Larger variety of this pottery is made in Salem and Pudukkottai Districts.

This horse shaped pottery is believed to protect a village from the consequences of an evil eye. In the traditional method, this pottery was handmade. With the increasing demand, it is now made in commercial basis using molds.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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