Decoration:The painted designs are simple and mostly geometric. They are in black and seem to have been painted prior to firing. Sometimes they may have plant and animal motifs. The black paint has a metallic lustre in reflected light.

Location Characteristics Shapes Found Firing
Ahicchatra, Alamgirpur, Allahapur, Atranjikhera, Hastinapura, Khalaua, Noh, Ropar, Sardargarh, Mandavli, Bhorgarh

The clay is fine and well levigated. The pots are fine in section and made on a fast wheel. The walls of these pots have been compared to an eggshell.

The bowl, The dish, The basin, The vase.

The pottery is well fired under reducing conditions.