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Tulsimancha is a traditional earthenware, which holds the holy ‘Tulsi’ plant. This style of pottery belongs to Midnapore District of West Bengal.

They are rectangular, hexagonal or octagonal in shape. The dimensions range from 3 to 4 feet in height and 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter. Images of Lord Krishna and his lover Radha along with other gods and goddesses adorn each side. The borders of the each side are curved and beautifully decorated. These earthenware are open ended, with the lower end much wider than the upper end. They are filled with earth and then the ‘Tulsi’ plant or any other plant is planted.

Updated on 3rd May, 2015


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