Traditional Pottery in Assam and its Role in Assamese Socio-cultural Life

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Dr. Lakshmi Devi


Folk art is the basis of folk life. Some people living in the folk community are still earning for their livelihood through folk art. Pottery is one of the various folk industries prevalent in the Assamese society. The ‘Kumar’ and ‘Hira’ communities living in Assam have been hereditarily engaged in preserving the pottery tradition. But, this traditional pottery industry in Assam is currently in crisis. Financial constraints or several other problems have led people to lose their interest in the industry. This article analyses the importance this industry is carrying in Assamese people's society.


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