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Claying around in Andretta

Biscuited pots waiting to be glazed and fired.Photo: df
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The Norah Richards Art Centre in Andretta, in Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.Photo: ddc
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Jugal Kishore Sankhyan, who manages Andretta Pottery now, teaching students.Photo: mmm
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Norah Richards' mud-brick home in Andretta, whch is now a museum of mud architecture.Photo: df
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The Dauladhar range seen from Andretta.Photo: sudha mahalingam
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Sun-dried pots.
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Raj Kumar, a worker, at the kiln.Photo: fvcx
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Jugal Kishore at work.Photo: df
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Finished pottery. Andretta Pottery is much sought after for its unique slipware.Photo: dfs
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Mani Simran Singh at the potting wheel in Andretta Pottery.Photo: hb
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Wisteria in bloom, Andretta.Photo: dff
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A Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Bir in Kangra.Photo: ddfd
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Inside the Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Bir in Kangra.Photo: sdf
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At the mela at Panchruki village. Village potting has virtually vanished and it is evident from the fare on sale here.Photo: dff
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Holi celebrations in Andretta.Photo: sdf
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Didi Contractor at her home in Sidhbari.Photo: asd
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A mud-brick home in Sidhbari in Kangra Valley, designed by DidiPhoto: hj
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Wall art at Andretta.Photo: hgh
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Norah Richards, from the personal collection of Mani Simran Singh.Photo: sdf
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