Blue pottery is a traditional craft hailing from the city of Jaipur. Blue pottery is made from ground feldspar mixed with gum or starch. It is locally known as kamchini and can be wielded by hand. Although handmade, blue pottery does not easily get cracked like other fragile pottery. Complementing all kinds of home décor, this unique craft flaunts an expensive, shiny look with an everlasting lustre
This authentic art can be traced back to Turko-Persian origin when the Turks came to conquer India in the 14th century. Initially, blue pottery was used in making tiles for masjids, palaces and tombs across Asia. With the coming of the Mughals, this art took off in India. Blue pottery came to India in the 19th century, when the king – Sawai Ram Singh 2 was impressed by the craft and demanded his craftsmen and artisans to learn the technique.