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Eurasian Journal of Anthropology
Volume 6, Issue 1 (June 2015), pp. 1-14

DOI: 10.12973/ejanth.2014.00041a

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Pottery making tradition among the Prajapati community of Gujarat, India

Mithun Sikdar, Pritish Chaudhuri

Abstract

The making of pottery is an important event of prehistoric past and marked the beginning of Neolithic revolution in human society. Its impact had largely revolutionized the colonization of human groups and found a new way of cultural tradition. Few of the traditional communities in the world still maintain this tradition as their occupation. Here we offer a description of the pottery making tradition of the local “Prajapati” community of Central Gujarat and the techniques utilise by them in their day to day life. They inherited the technology of pottery making from their forefathers. The method of procuring the raw materials, processing of the same and ultimately ending up with a final product take large of their energy that has been depicted here with vivid description.

Key words: Traditional pottery making, Prajapati, Gujarat


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