Jaipur Blue PotteryJaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan is a treasure trove for shoppers.
Among all these one of the famous items of handicraft is the traditional “Blue Pottery” of Jaipur. Blue pottery is an ancient craft of the place. The eye catching blue dye on different decorative items catches one’s fancy.
Main ingredient of this pottery is a special Egyptian paste which is glazed in a specialized Chinese glazing technique and low fired. The ingredients for this dough making are Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth), borax, quartz stone powder, gum, powdered glass and water.
Why we call this “Blue Pottery” is because the artisans of Jaipur have kept the colour palate restricted to only “blue” which happens due to the presence of Cobalt Oxide. Although presently to draw more tourist crowd different non conventional colours are sometimes used like the green, white, yellow and brown, but a tinge of blue is always there in any of these hand crafted items.
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