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Manabodha Rana is a master craftsperson from Sambalpur in Orissa, and specializes in the design and creation of terracotta roof tiles. Each roof tile is fashioned using a mixture of black and red clays, and is fired in a kiln which burns leaves and cow dung. Featuring figures such as chirping birds, frolicking monkeys, lizards, turtles, bears, demons and demonesses, tiles like these are designed to ward off the evil eye, and are an enchanting sight on the roofs of thatched huts throughout Orissa. In addition to his work in tile, Manabodha Rana also makes votive figures, as well as many other terracotta items of a functional, decorative or ritualistic nature.