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Title: Traditional Hira potters of lower Assam
Authors: Duary, Nabakumar
Keywords: Hira potters
Traditional occupation
Assam
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: D01
Abstract: Pottery making is an age-old traditional occupation of the human civilization. The process of making pottery from a particular type of clay on wheel reflects traditional knowledge. Hira potters are distributed in Goalpara, Kamrup and Barpeta districts of the lower Brahmaputra valley of Assam. The women folk of the Hira society of Assam are practicing the pottery making without wheel since centuries ago as their traditional occupation. It is their hereditary pursuits through female line, which has still retained its importance, aesthetic appeal, unique technique and skill. The paper, out come of the field research on the Hira people in lower Assam, examines the present status of crafts and artisans, technique of pottery production and sale of finished products. The study concludes that the Hira people lives under the shroud poverty and unless urgent measures are taken this inherent craft will not survive.
Page(s): 98-102
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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