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Thursday, August 4, 2011

World of Terracotta welcomes you...

Terracotta, Terra cotta or Terra-cotta (Italian: "baked earth", from the Latin terra cotta) is a clay-based unglazed ceramic, although the term can also be applied to glazed ceramics where the fired body is porous and red in color. Its uses include vessels (notably flower pots) and surface embellishment in building construction.
My home has few Terracotta artifacts and decorative accents. My mother loves terracotta and so it has a distinguished place in my home. They are earthy and natural when they are not painted.
Note:All the pictures below are collected from internet.


I am always torn between ethnic and contemporary, but when it comes to garden, i think terracota in natural hues is the best. Terracotta was traditionally the most dominant hardscape finish in Mediterranean gardens.
In designing the ethnic interior design, we can use various ethnic decorations. One of them is the flooring styles. The use of terracotta tile and stones provide richness and gives an ethnic interior design look to a home.


Terracotta wash basin

Terracotta wine rack

Terracotta wind chimes

Terracotta artifacts



Terracotta pots and vases


Lean type of porous clay sourced from the beds of tanks is used for jewelry. The whole process is hand made and once the articles are made they are coloured into beautiful shades of the ornaments.

I hope you liked my post "World of terracotta welcomes you". keep visiting the blog for more interesting posts.

5 comments:

Nisha said...

really happy of ths post neelima enjoyed thoroughly...keep rocking

Nisha said...

ur house is absolutely beautiful with those terracottas...what an artistic exterior, iam flattered of thm...waiting to see ur interiors too...

Neelima said...

Sorry to disappoint u, i didnt put up any pics of my house in this post.... all these are collected from internet..... i will put up the pictures of terracotta stuff that i have for sure....

Nisha said...

thz ok dear..awaiting to see thm..

Nayana said...

THose windchimes are gorgeous...would love to see your terracotta collection.