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The Bengal Store, sheds light on the making of the terracotta products and idols
By: The Bengal Store
With a deep commitment to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Bengal, The Bengal Store takes immense pride in showcasing the intricate craftsmanship that goes into the creation of these timeless Terracotta Durga Idols.
The Making of an Ek Chala Terracotta Durga Idol:
Clay Selection: The journey begins with the careful selection of clay. The artisans choose a special type of clay that is both pliable and durable, ensuring that the idol will stand the test of time.
Modelling and Sculpting: Talented artisans with years of experience then mould the clay into the basic structure of the Durga idol. Every detail, from the facial expressions to the weaponry, is painstakingly crafted by hand. The idol is designed to have a single chala (layer) on the back, a defining feature of this particular style.
Drying: After sculpting, the idol is left to air dry for several days. This crucial step ensures the idol maintains its shape and prevents cracking during the firing process.
Firing: The idols are then baked in a kiln at high temperatures. This transforms the clay into durable terracotta, giving the idols their characteristic reddish-brown colour.
Painting and Decorating: The true artistry comes to life during this step. Expert artisans paint the Durga idol eco-friendly earthy colours. Every detail is adorned with precision.
The Making of an Ek Chala Terracotta Durga Idol is not just a craft; it is a labour of love and devotion. Each step is guided by tradition, culture, and the passion of the artisans who dedicate their lives to this remarkable art form.
The founder of The Bengal Store, expressed his excitement about showcasing these intricate Terracotta Durga Idols to the world. "We take great pride in serving as a channel for these exceptional artworks, dedicated to safeguarding and advancing the vibrant cultural legacy of West Bengal. The craftsmanship involved in creating these Ek Chala Terracotta Durga Idols is truly exceptional, and we are delighted to have made them available to our wide audience."
The Bengal Store's collection of Ek Chala Terracotta Durga Idols is a testament to the rich and vibrant culture of West Bengal. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and those looking for unique and culturally significant decor are invited to explore the store's website and discover these exquisite pieces.
Know more: https://www.thebengalstore.com/
The Bengal Store