Baswa Pottery Village project

Baswa a small village located north east of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

It has a small but diminishing community of potters, currently there are a 100 potter families.

Even though the potters possess incredible skills and traditional knowledge, due to dwindling markets and related reasons, the next generation will not continue to be potters.

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Pottery is one of the fastest disappearing crafts in India for many reasons, terracotta is and has always been considered a cheap throw away material, potters are also much lower in the caste system.

These low prices for handmade wares and not enough appreciation for the skills has resulted in low esteem in the community.