I had always wanted to own black matte crockery, they are so fabulous for plating. I had made up my mind to buy one from the @biswa_bangla store in Calcutta . That is when I got to know from @treks_and_trails that Manipur is super famous for it . So when I went to Ukhru entrepreneurs' fair thanks to @augustineshimray ,I was happy to see pottery in there.
The ancient art has originated from two Longpi villages in Manipur, namely Longpi Khullen and Longpi Kajui near Ukhrul district. It is mainly practised by Tangkhul community residing in the hill district of Manipur.
Longpi pottery is made from a mixed paste of ground black serpentine stone and special brown clay, which is found only in Longpi village. The pots are manually shaped, polished and sun-dried, potters collect the products and heat it in a bonfire which takes a total of six days to be completed. The effort shows as the pottery is beautiful and the finish is absolutely great and an absolute steal for the prices they were sold at!