Harappan Civilization:
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Polished Ware Pottery with rough surface:
  • These kinds of Potteries generally has a red surface and are wheel-made, although handmade potteries have also existed.
  • Polished wares were well burnt.
  • Most of the potteries were polychrome, meaning they used more than two colours on the pottery.
  • Most of the potteries are utilitarian, and such potteries usually have a flat base.
  • These Potteries depicted beautiful painting of flora and fauna on it.
  • For straining liquor, they used Perforated potteries.
  • Pottery throughout the civilization was uniform, revealing some form of control and leaving less space for individual creativity.
  • The presence of luxurious pottery obtained from specific sites shows economic stratification in the society.
Mature Harappa:
Burial Pottery of Harappa
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  • Pottery that has been burnished and decorated.
  • Burial pottery was made with care and attention to detail.
  • The Harappan belief in life after death is revealed.
  • The appearance or absence of this pottery in grave goods was a reflection of social class.
Late Harappa:
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Ochre Colored Pottery
The late Harappan cultures (\(c\). \(1900 BCE \)– \(1200 BCE\)) were predominantly chalcolithic, as we know. Late Harappan elements, such as burnt bricks, can be seen at some chalcolithic sites. OCP is present on these pages.
Swat Valley produced black-grey burnished ware on a slow wheel. This pottery is similar to that found on the Iranian plateau in the north.
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Swat Valley also has black-on-red painted and wheel-turned pottery. This demonstrates a link between Swat Valley and Harappa.
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Grey-ware and Painted Grey Ware, both associated with Vedic people, have been discovered alongside late Harappan pottery.
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It has fewer complex designs than the early and mature ages, implying that the rich culture has been diluted.