One of the tribes residing in the Nilgiris since time immemorial is the Kotas. Kota women are the only members of the tribe allowed to practice the craft of Kota stone pottery. Kota pottery uses black stone, unlike most other arts that use clay. The products have fine, intricate carvings that will be a beautiful addition to your home. From the extradition of the material to the moulding, shaping and firing, everything is done by women of the tribe. Stone pottery products within the tribe are used not only for religious purposes but also as daily life objects for cooking, cleaning, water storage, as utensils, etc. The women even barter within the community with pottery being given in exchange for grains. The tribal artefact is sold commonly in all the markets in Ootacamund.

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