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Longpi Pottery Platter

$75.00

Lovely teardrop platter in black Longpi pottery, traditionally handcrafted by tribal artisans in India, creating sustainable income opportunities for their future.

This special technique is traditionally practiced by the Tangkhul Naga tribes of the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. The pottery has a rich black texture and is made by crushing weather rock / serpentinite and clay. Every piece is shaped by hand, then polished and etched by skilled artisans using a bamboo blade. The pottery is removed from the kiln before the temperature falls and covered with leaves known as chilon-na. The smoke of the leaves lends a black shade to the pottery.

Platter measures 35 x 24 x 4cm. 

Lead-free, microwave and dishwasher safe.

With a strong commitment to creativity, the environment and ethical production, Inartisan values individual craftsmanship and artistic integrity over mass-production. Emily Heysen works with artisans from Australia and around the world to create unique handmade pieces of the highest quality.