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Terracotta Wonders

If you "Google" Terracotta the first few pages will fill up with entries of the "Chinese Terracotta Warriors."

But Bengal (Bangladesh & The Indian state of West Bengal) houses a unique art of terracotta carvings. Most of the Bnegal temples built during the early 18th to mid 19th century contains beautiful terracotta panels on the outer surface.
In some case every square inch of frontal surface of temples are covered with intricate terracotta carvings.

And each of these panels do tell a tale. They contains stories of love & war, trade & commerce, royal procession & courts, epics & mythology and last but not the least scenes of day to day life.

But sadly this century old work of art is hardly known to the rest of the world.

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