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Fakira Sufi Singer in Terracotta Art Form

1,299.00749.00
  • Fakira Sufi Singer in Terracotta Art Form
  • Made in India
  • Colour : Brick Red or Black
  • Material : Terracotta
  • Weight : 1100 gm (approx.)
  • Dimension (L*W*H) : 15 cm * 13 cm * 25 cm
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Description:

The “Fakira Sufi Singer in Terracotta Art Form” contains a Terracotta Fakira Sufi Singer figurine in the box. The traditional folk singer group of Bengal, called Bauls. Bauls constitute both a syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition. These mystic minstrels have a big influence in the Bengali culture and heritage. Rabindranath Tagore, a famous poet has also mentioned about this mystic singer in his poetry and songs. Bauls are primarily identified by their loud vocal music and accompanied by an Ektara (a single-stringed musical instrument) and a khomok (Hand Drum). Baul is the symbol of meditation, focus and spiritual heart. It carries the influences of Bhakti movements as well as the Sufi movements. One of the biggest exponents of this form is the philosopher poet, Lalon Fakir. In current times, Purnochandra Das Baul is a big name across the world. Our Famous Terracotta artists have given a perfect posture of the traditional folk singer of Bengal, Baul.

Mother Nature has bestowed us with many precious blessings and Terracotta is one amongst those. The term “Terracotta” has been derived from a Latin phrase “Terra cocta” which means “baked earth”. In simple terms, Terracotta is nothing but clay-based earthenware. This is one of the ancient art forms which is a manifestation of human imagination and became reality with the invention of the potter’s wheel, recognized as the first machine invented to use the power of motion for productive use. As per Hindu Mythology, foundation of Terracotta is the outcome of integration of five elements encompassing air, ether, water, earth and fire.

The origin of Terracotta goes back to the era of Indus Valley Civilization to ancient Mesopotamia, from Greek and Roman civilization to Chinese history, everywhere traces of Terracotta sculptures, products can be found. Like other parts of India, there is a deep and glorious story of Terracotta in Bengal. Bengali artisans have not only excelled in the art but perfected with their craftsmanship. Though it is believed that terracotta art and craft came to Bengal during the Mauryan Age (324-187 BC), though there are some evidences of pre-Mauryan sculptures also are as found in Harinarayanpur and Pandu Rajar Dhibi in contemporary undivided Bengal. Actually, the terracotta craft in Bengal started flourishing in the 16th century, when the Bengali culture came in influence of the Vaisnava movement, led by Sri Chaitanya. Interestingly, the Malla rulers of Bankura took initiative to popularize both the Vaisnava sect and the new kind of terracotta art, the Krishna sect on the beautiful temples built by them and these marvellous historical relics can be found in different districts of Bengal specially Bishnupur of Bankura, Kalna or Bardhaman, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Hoogly etc.

The major steps in making pottery involves collecting and blending two or more types of refined clay found in river bed, pits etc. Then after the beautiful shapes, designs and patterns are crafted by the artisans with their amazing traditional age-old skill. After drying the figurines, the artworks are baked in a kiln at a temperature range of 700-1000 °C and during this process, the iron reacts with oxygen which results in a fired body or reddish color.

In Bengal, Terracotta sculptures are Folk themed, which is very popular and globally accepted but also widely spread across household kitchen wares like cooking utensils, coffee mugs, kulhads, pots and vases, wall hanging, decorative showpieces, toys, dolls etc. Though due to urbanization it has started losing its glory but with rising global problems, people have started realizing the importance of being organic and the benefits of using Terracotta. With the re-engineered and new innovations brought into Terracotta art, People have embraced and accepted it like never before.

The essence of this beautiful and magnificent terracotta statue of Indian Folk Singer will not only enrich the beauty of your living spaces, gives an exotic feeling with its traditional form. This showpiece is the manifestation of our age-old tradition of creating terracotta sculptures by our rural artisans with their charismatic skills. A minor organic variation and slight deviation while hand crafting would enhance the uniqueness and make the product more appealing.

Features:

  • This high-quality Terracotta Indian Folk Singer figurine can be the perfect handmade decorative showpiece for home and office.
  • Baul is the symbol of meditation, focus and spiritual heart.
  • This showpiece is the manifestation of our age-old tradition of creating terracotta sculptures by our rural artisans with their charismatic skills.
  • Its natural essence will elevate the beauty of your living room.
  • Hand crafted product from India.
  • A minor organic variation and slight deviation while hand crafting would enhance the uniqueness and make the product more appealing.
  • This can also be the gift option for your loved ones.
  • Colour : Brick Red or Black
  • Material : Terracotta
  • Weight : 1100 gm (approx.)
  • Dimension (L*W*H) : 15 cm * 13 cm * 25 cm
  • Box Content: 1 Terracotta Fakira Sufi Singer Figurine

Handling Instructions:

  • Keep the statue away from water or alcohol-based cleansing agent.
  • Do not expose this statue to fire as it is made up of Terracotta.
  • Clean the figurine with dry clean cotton cloth.

Note:

  • This product is purely handmade. So, there might be some variations in colour and design which are natural in the manufacturing of handmade items and makes the product unique in its form.
  • Dimensions mentioned are approximative.
  • This figurine is made of Terracotta, so water or any cleansing agent can’t be applied or neither should be exposed to fire.

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