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In Balochistan, the development of pottery followed the development of agriculture. Many types of pottery were made, ranging from simple undecorated wares to complicated geometric patterns, repeating bird and animal designs and multi-colored patterns. In the early periods, vessels were developed mainly for cooking or for storage. However, just before the rise of the Indus Civilization other vessel forms such as bowls with handles and plates were also being made.

Painted Grey Ware was abundant in the first half of the third millennium B.C. This well-fired pottery is typically decorated with geometric patterns and fish and animal motifs (with characteristic "large eyes"), all in black entirely on the inside of the pottery. Some of these designs are very similar to pottery designs found later in the Indus Civilization.

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