A study of preserving the making process of tepa putul from perished
Sheikh Mohammad Shafique, Dr. Muhammad Shahid Khan, Dr. Ilham Sentosa
Tepa Putul is one of the living histories of Bangladesh. The archeological value of this artifact is not only limited to Bangladesh rather it is one of the most important artifact for all Indian sub-continent, because, the form and making process of Tepa Putul is still following the tradition of Indus’ Valley Civilization’s terracotta. Perhaps Tepa Putul is the only one Indian artifact that still carries the glorious heritage of more than 6000 years old Indian terracotta sculptures without any single change. But unfortunately the heritage of Tepa Putul is slowly being forgotten. Now it is very close to the complete disappearance and there is no proper study that has been done before, which could introduce this tradition to the next generation. Therefore, this research is intended to do a comprehensive and proper visual documentation on Tepa Putul, through systematic effective field of digital documentation to preserve its tradition for the future generation. Major limitation of this research is based on the past literatures, in future empirical studies required to identify the methods to preserve Tepa Putul.