Blue Pottery, Multan نیلی مٹی کے برتن ملتان
Institute of Blue Pottery Development (IBPD) Multan is working under the administrative control of TEVTA. IBPD Multan is engaged in training of Blue Pottery, common facility services to the local Blue Pottery manufacturing units to improve their level of technology, quality, and productivity, and advisory services for the development of Blue Pottery. The hand-painted (Kashigari) Blue Pottery decoration reflects a soft and subtle combination of Multan scenery. Kashigari is the old traditional art of Multan. The chain of this art is linked to the era of five thousand years before B.C. The art was originated in China and then reached India via Iran. When the Arabs entered Sindh Valley and Muhammad Bin Qasim conquered Multan in 712-AD, some experts of Kashi were also accompanied by him and settled here. They developed this art to earn their livelihood. The art of Kashi was on the verge of extinction so, in order to revive the heritage art of this area and to fulfill the basic aims and objective of the art of Kashigari, the Institute of Blue Pottery Development Multan (Govt. of Punjab) is striving hard to keep this traditional art of Kashigari alive. Blue Pottery items e.g. Vases, Planter, Cookie jar, Table Lamp, Dinner Set, Tea Set, Decoration items, etc.