The dried plaques are stacked up one by one carefully in the kiln for firing. 'Awara', a circular open kiln, constructed from brick is one of the most convenient ways to fire the products in-house. The work is loaded into the bhatti on top of cowdung cakes and sealed with few layers of pottery shards. Fire is lit from openings at the bottom of the kiln. The firing temperature achieved is between 600 to 700 degrees centigrade. Firing lasts for 4 to 6 hours.
Most people prefer to buy the terracotta plaques in their original and stunning red-brown color whereas others like to have them painted in different colors and then lacquered.