Oleiro da India / Indian potter

A próxima entrada sobre SIX está a levar un tempo, así que namentres o remato desfrutade doutro fantástico vídeo sobre olería tradicional. Neste caso podedes admirar a incrible habilidade deste oleiro da India. A parte máis espectacular, sen dúbida, trátase do uso dun torno tradicional que non necesita nin do uso do pé nin a axuda dun aprendiz; simplemente inercia. Se coñecedes algo sobre as placas de Penteskoufi ou a representación de traballos cerámicos na antiga Grecia recoñeceredes coma o tamaño do torno e a posición do oleiro son moi similares. Outro gran exemplo da importancia dos estudos etnográficos na arqueoloxía (English version below).

The next post on GIS is taking a while, so in the meantime enjoy another fantastic video of traditional pottery making. In this case you can admire the astonishing skill of this Indian potter. The most spectacular part is, no doubt, the use of a traditional wheel that works without any kicking or the assistance of an apprentice, just by inertia. If you are familiar with the Penteskoufi plaques and other representations of pottery manufacture in ancient Greece you will see how the size of the wheel and the position of the potter in the forming are extremely similar. Another great example of the importance of ethnographic studies in archaeology.

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