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Gorakhpur Terrocotta

Gorakhpur's terracotta art spans generations, with potters creating a variety of animal sculptures with hand-applied embellishments, including horses, elephants, camels, goats, and oxen.

The artform

The "Kabis" clay, which is found in the ponds of Aurangabad, Bharwalia, and Budhadih districts, is used to make terracotta products. Furthermore, only May and June are known to have this type of clay. No additional color is added in the making of these beautiful products. The artisans bake the clay after dipping it in a solution of soda and mango tree bark. The unique feature is that the Terracotta's red color never fades over time.

GI tag

Gorakhpur Terracotta received the GI tag in 2020.

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