Longpi Slate Wall Planter

Longpi Pottery,


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Designed by CuroCarte, this is a modern wall planter that was created using traditional techniques from Longpi village in Assam, India. It was expertly moulded by craftsmen's hands from powdered black serpentinite rock, and baked in an open bonfire. Longpi pottery was originally used to make cooking utensils, and has since evolved to suit modern needs.

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It is believed that Goddess Panthobi (also known as Annapurna and Parvati) fed the whole world along with her consort Shiva, who was begging for food on account of a whim created by her. To overcome this situation goddess Annapurna created a bowl which would provide endless food and it is believed that the bowl was made up of serpentine stone which is the base material for Longpi Pottery.

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    Process of Making

    At First, the weathered rock(clay) and serpentine rock, which according to locals, are available at Longpi only, are crushed to a powder and mixed with water in a ratio of 5:3 to form a clay-like consistency. The dull-brown mixture is kneaded the entire day and flattened on a wooden board for the initial slab work. Uniquely, Longpi pots are not crafted on a potter’s wheel. Every item is shaped by hand with the help of moulds and tools. Once the shaped clay has dried and is hard enough, it ...

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    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Length: 16.5
    Width: 6
    Height: 15
    Type of Material:Stone, Clay

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