Votive Plaques from Molela
Molela is a small village in southern Rajasthan famous for the potters who produce votive plaques. Known locally as murti, these plaques were traditionally bought by Adivasi communities and taken away to be used at village shrines. Each plaque contains a representation of a deity (from folk heroes and Adivasi community gods and goddesses to well-known Hindu deities, such as Ganesh). Alongside a range of unpainted plaques, this display introduces the craft techniques and recent changes in the craft.