Terracotta Shiva-Parvathi Idol is one of the unique items from Terracotta Products available in our West Bengal as well as in India. It is beautifully handcrafted with detailed curve-works and fine finishing cut using natural clay in Terracotta art form. It is a perfect item for home decor that carries the atmosphere of peacefulness for the living room and indoor garden as well. It displays love between Lord Shiva and Parvathi and they called as “Ardhanareeswar”.
Bishnupur in Bankura district is renowned all over for its most attractive and varied Terracotta Pottery. A huge number of artisans create an array of craft products like lamps, pots, musical instruments, flower vases, horses, idols, plates, elephants, and other highly attractive artifacts.
Terracotta is a term usually used to define the sculptures made in earthenware, and also those forms created for various utilitarian purposes like vessels, flower pots, bricks, and surface add-ons in buildings. Terracotta in the Italian language means “baked earth”. It is a type of earthenware, which is either clay-based un-glazed or glazed form of ceramic.
Terracotta has been in existence for a very long time. In fact, it is believed to be the only clay product which has been being used since the 14th century. Archaeologists have found many terracotta sculptures, which are more than 5,000 years old.