KUMORTULI VISIT BEFORE SARASWATI PUJA | MAA KALI IDOL MAKING PROGRESS 4TH JAN 2019 VISIT PART 2#
FAMOUS POTTERY HOUSE OF INDIA AT KOLKATA KUMORTULI.
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Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence. This Kolkata neighbourhood, not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but a number of idols are exported.It is one of the seven wonders in Kolkata.
Kumortuli images are generally ordered well in advance and there a few for off-the-shelf sale. Nowadays, Kumortuli’s clientele has extended to America, Europe and Africa, among the Indian communities living there. In 1989, Durga images made out of shola pith by Amarnath Ghosh were flown to Sweden, Australia, Malaysia and Nigeria. The images weighed only three kilograms each and were ideally suited for air travel.In modern times, Statues and replicas made out of Fiberglass are also being produced and exported to various parts of the country and the world.
In 2006, Kumortuli supplied 12,300 clay deities of goddess Durga. This potter’s town supplies images to about 90 countries worldwide with new nations joining the list every year.
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