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Kagzi



Kagzi is a distinctive style of fine paper-thin pottery practiced in Alwar District of Rajasthan. The origin of this art can be traced back to the medieval period.

There are three different variations in this style of pottery. The first is a simple paper-thin pottery with the color of a biscuit.

The pottery belonging to the second variety is a polished one, painted in white and red colors. Engraving is done on the painted surface to create patterns of earthen color. This particular style of creating patterns, using the color of the base material, is called ‘scrafito.’

The third style of pottery is a thin polished variety. Stylish leafy patterns are engraved on the surface. The non-engraved areas are painted with a series of lines and dots. The leafy patterns stand out due to the contrasting colors used on the pottery.



Updated on 12th November, 2018
District: Alwar

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