The city of Multan in Pakistan is famous for its unique and very beautiful naqashi and hand-made blue pottery . Multan is known as city of saints and shrines and the blue ceramics or glazed pottery is an inherent part of its identity.
Making clay pottery is one of the oldest occupations of mankind; and the potter’s wheel is probably one of its earliest inventions. It is amazing how clay turns into a piece of art in the hands of the Multani artisans.
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Holding any item of this fine and intricate handicraft, you can actually feel the emotions, love and craftsmanship that goes into its making. You can feel the skill handed down from ancestors into each individual piece and the care with which the artisan shares his expertise with us.
Whether the thing in hand is a utensil, a decorative tile or clay pots, vases or lamps, each item is a testimony to Multan’s rich cultural and historical heritage .
These distinctive blue-white and turquoise tiles are also used to decorate various buildings in Multan so that it has a very distinct architecture .
Lovely pieces of art, aren’t they?