Spherical Longpi Vase

Longpi Pottery,

India

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The sleek, gently curving design of this vase attests to it being a CuroCarte original. Its design insiration is an abstraction of the curves and arcs seen in nature. The vase is made of black serpentinite rock, which was expertly moulded by hand without the use of a potter's wheel.

Regular Price: ₹4,300

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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 - 20
    Width: 20.5
    Type of Material:Stone, Clay
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