Hello, dear friends! 👋 Welcome to another fascinating blog post from QUMAS, your favorite online store for handmade products. Today, we're diving into the vibrant world of blue pottery in Pakistan, with a special spotlight on the city of Multan. If you're a fan of handmade crafts and colorful ceramics, you're in the right place! 🎨
Blue pottery, known for its striking blue color and intricate designs, is a traditional form of ceramic pottery. The secret behind the blue? It's all thanks to cobalt oxide, a glaze that's applied before the pottery is fired in a kiln. 🔥 This art form is also known as Kashi Kaari, which translates to "work of Kashgar" in Persian, a nod to its origins.
Multan, a city in Pakistan, is a hub for blue pottery. But that's not all! It's also famous for its Sufi shrines, sweet Sohan halwa, and Tilla Hussar embroidery. 🕌🍬🧵 Multan's blue pottery is a beautiful blend of influences from China, Iran, and the Mongols, featuring geometric shapes, floral designs, and calligraphy.
Creating Multan's blue pottery is a labor of love. It requires a mix of white and red porcelain clay from different regions of Pakistan. The clay is then shaped into various forms, such as vases, plates, bowls, tiles, lamps, and more. 🏺 Each piece is hand-carved and painted with brushes made from squirrel tails. And it's not just blue! You'll find splashes of yellow, green, red, and white too. The pottery is then fired in a gas kiln at a whopping 1200 degrees Celsius.
The result? A breathtaking work of art that can last for over 100 years. Each piece is unique, reflecting the creativity and imagination of the artist. 🎨 Blue pottery isn't just for show, it's practical too! Use it to serve food and drinks, or to add a touch of elegance to buildings and monuments.
If you're interested in owning some blue pottery, check out our online store, QUMAS. We sell authentic and high-quality handicrafts from Pakistan, including a wide range of blue pottery items. 🛍️
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