Tamil Nadu’s Manamadurai pottery gets GI tag

Source: The post is based on the article “Tamil Nadu’s Manamadurai pottery gets GI tag” published in The Hindu on 25th April 2023

What is the News?

The Manamadurai pottery has recently been given a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

What is Manamadurai Pottery?

Manamadurai in Sivagangai district, Tamil Nadu is known for pottery making.

The Vaigai River enriches the clay used for the Manamadurai pottery. A unique type of clay is also sourced from other water bodies to make these pots.

The pot is painted in different colours. While making these pots, the five elements of nature namely earth, water, fire, sun and air are used.

What is the Vaigai River?

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