Global Activism: Terra Klay, Development Through Fair Trade Ceramics

An artist giving finishing touches to her clay pottery work at the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela near Delhi.
An artist giving finishing touches to her clay pottery work at the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela near Delhi. Koshy Koshy / Creative Commons
An artist giving finishing touches to her clay pottery work at the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela near Delhi.
An artist giving finishing touches to her clay pottery work at the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela near Delhi. Koshy Koshy / Creative Commons

Global Activism: Terra Klay, Development Through Fair Trade Ceramics

When we first met Manvee Vaid, co-founder of Deccan Footprints, she discussed her passion of sharing the art and craftwork of India’s native culture. In her recent venture, Terra Klay, she works with women artisans in the mountains of the India state of Manipur. These women craft handmade black clay pottery, a tradition passed down over many generations. Due to globalization and mass production, their craft faces extinction. For our Global Activism segment, Vaid joins Worldview to discuss the people of Manipur and her struggle beating back politics and progress to keep this rare craft alive.