An Italian word that means “cooked earth”, Terracotta is hard red earthenware which now-days is also used to make jewellery. Dating back to the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization, Terracotta jewellery with a raw, rustic and earthy appeal today is in vogue as an accessory when worn with the traditional nomadic or tribal dresses or contemporary casual wear.
The earth is first moulded into the desired form and then baked in the kiln. The uniqueness lies in the fact that it can be moulded in numerous ways before baking. They are painted, carved or embedded with stones or beads and embossed with patterns. The finished product of different locations takes up different finishes.