Valona | Churner
Location: Maroodi, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Earth (Terracotta), Wood
Earth craft technique: Pottery
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A churner in Barmer is called a valona. Here, the pot was made to rest on a pot ring called induni. The shape and sizes of the pots differ based on the pottery techniques in different regions. This valona used a makeshift metal rod as a vertical support instead of a traditional wooden stand.