मिट्टी के खिलौने (Clay Toys)

The clay toys of Ang-Pradesh are like replicas of excavated Mauryan pieces. The making of clay toys is seasonal and is associated with religious festivals. There are special toys made for different festivals. An exceptionally decorated elephant with clay ornaments on its head and a big bowl on its back is kept on the roof of the house where a marriage is taking place.
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बाँस के सामान (Bamboo Work)

Bamboo is put to use for a variety of purposes in Bihar. In fact an entire house can be decorated using bamboo. Furniture, lamps, tableware, travel kit – almost anything - is made from Bamboo. The artisans of Ang- Pradesh have been very skilful in creatings articles from local materials. Baskets, cups and saucers made from bamboo-strips or cane reed are painted in vivid colors are common articles found in the home of Ang- Pradesh.
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पौती (Pauti)

The "Pauti", is a sentimental gift that accompanies a bride when she leaves her home after her wedding. Indeed, for the bride, next to the wooden container for "sindoor" (vermillion), namely, the "sinhora", this is a precious gift that she treasures for her entire life. In the picture on the right, the "pauti' with its lid partly open occupies the center.
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सुल्तानगंज बुद्ध, सुलतानगंज(Sultanganj Buddha) – Sultanganj

The Sultanganj Buddha is 2.3m high and 1m at its widest point and weighs about 500kgs. It was cast by the technique known as the 'lost wax' process, in which a solid core of clay is overlaid with wax. The sculptor models the fine details in the wax coating. The wax is covered with a liquid layering of clay and plaster which hardens to form a mould. When heat is applied the wax melts and molten metal is poured in. The finished statue is finally obtained by removing the outer casting when cool. The Sultanganj Buddha conveys an image of calm and tranquillity and a spiritual detachment from the material orld . The Buddha's sangathi (monastic robe) clings so closely to the body that it is almost invisible, but for a series of string-like folds, giving the figure a wet-looking appearance. The right hand is raised in abhayamudra (a gesture of reassurance or protection) while the left hand, with palm outward and held downwards indicates the granting of a favor. The Sultanganj Buddha …
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