Slender Longpi Ebony Vase

Longpi Pottery,

India

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A smooth and dusky body combined with a macram?? textured collar forms the essence of this original CuroCarte design. The body of the vase was expertly moulded by hand from a mixture of weathered rock and black Longpi serpentinite from Manipur, India. The moulded shape was then baked in a bonfire to create this decorative vase.

₹4,200
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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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    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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    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: Dia - 18
    Width: 25.5
    Type of Material:Stone, Clay
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