Terracotta is hard red earthenware. It is ceramic. It is used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color. It is used for making earthen handicrafts and pots and nowadays jewellery etc. They are available in beautiful color combinations.
Terracotta fashion jewellery has a rustic and a very earthen appeal. It is vogue as an accessory with the traditional as well as the contemporary casual wear. The products include neclaces, chokers, earrings, bracelets, bangles, danglers and pendants.
The process involves purifying the clay, shaping and designing the wet slab. After drying it completely it is fired in a kiln at a very high temperature to give it a stone consistency. When clay is fired, it can take a natural brick colour or shades of brown, pink, or even white, depending on the quality of clay. When clay is fired in the kiln with saw dust, it is burnt a natural black. It is then hand-painted in a myriad of colours to complement ethnic as well as Indo-western outfits.