A village known for its traditional pottery, Larnai, is located in the Thadlaskein Block of Jaintia Hills, about 58 km from the capital city Shillong.
The black clay pottery, also known as Khiew Ranei, the village is famous for is made by the women of the village. Two types of clay are used in pottery making: Khyndew Long which is obtained from Sung Valley, and Khyndew Khluit. The two clay types are mixed and then pounded using a wooden pounder known as synrai. The clay is then moulded and sundried. When the pots are ready, they are fired, after which they are coloured using the bark of the Sohliya tree.
The pottery products are used as household utensils, popularly used for making Khasi pancakes known as ‘Pu Tharo’.
This guided tour is free.