Pottery-making exhibition attracts children

10-day exhibition is being held at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage


APP September 07, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

A pottery-making exhibition is attracting a large number of children from different strata of society. A 10-day exhibition is being held at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (NIFTH).

The exhibition was aiming to promote traditional pottery making, create awareness among the masses about this centuries’ old craft tradition, and provide a platform for artisans to use earn livelihood for their families.

Talking to APP, a pottery maker from Sindh, Ghulam Raees, said, “It has been observed that children are taking a keen interest in making pots of various designs.”

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He added that traditional pottery has been a source of attraction for many local and foreign tourists because of its decorative nature and attractive designs, engravings reminding the lost glory of the past culture of centuries-old heritage.

Adding, he said pottery, one of the oldest and most widespread of the decorative arts, comprising objects made of clay and hardened with heat the objects made were commonly useful ones, such as vessels for holding liquids or plates or bowls that could be used to serve food.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2021.

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