Photo Gallery: Black Pottery of Nizamabad-Azamgarh

Black Pottery / Final pot removed from the kiln. Source: INTACH
Black Pottery / Final pot removed from the kiln. Source: INTACH
Aurangzeb period was the golden age of Black Pottery. The Queen of England while visiting India visited the shops of Black Pottery and praised their art form.

Black Pottery | The small town of Nizamabad is located 25km far from the Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh where about only 500 artisans and potters practice this art. Originally, the town is quite old dating back to the time of the Mughals. The town was called Hanumantgarh that was renamed by the invaders as Nizamabad. The feudal rulers had called artisans to reside in this town to make pots, vases somehow influenced by the Persian style. Slowly the talented artisans found out the technique of adding black tint through ash and smoke giving the rise to the famous black pottery hailing from Uttar Pradesh.

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Black Pottery of Nizamabad-Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Black Pottery of Nizamabad-Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Black pottery is one among many handicrafts of India that is under vulnerability of extinction. 

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Courtesy: INTAC

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