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Art & Crafts

Art and craft is the expression of one’s passion that is expressed in visual forms. West Bengal is a den of art, culture and craft. It is gloabally accliamed for it.

Dhokara - lost metal casting

DISTRICT : Bankura

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Bikna

DESCRIPTION : Dokra is one of the oldest known strategies for non-ferrous metal casting known to human progress. The inborn specialty of tribes of Dokra create is an antiquated procedure of delivering metal ware by the 'lost wax casting’ (cire perdue) process. A wax design with all its enhanced particulars of plans and enrichments is made on a mud focus. A little measure of layers of gently prepared earth, the glue is connected over the wax copy and it is dried out in the shadow. It is then secured with a thick layer of earth, keeping a gap to finish everything. Liquid metal is filled the shape to supplant wax layer. Finally, with love and care it is given its last form.

Terracotta

DISTRICT : Bankura

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Bankura, Panchmura

DESCRIPTION : Terracotta art has been the image of man's first endeavor at the artisanship, similarly as the potter's wheel was the primary machine imagined to utilize the intensity of movement for a profitable reason. For a long time, human advancements have been dated and evaluated by the level of aptitude and excellence shown by the pottery found in unearthing. In view of its widespread intrigue stoneware has frequently been named as the verse of handiworks. In any case, its relationship with religious ceremonies has soaked up it with more profound essentialness. In India, earthenware conventions are found from the most punctual occasions. Today the potters of Krishnanagar, West Bengal are still reliving this “Terra Cotta” meaning “Burnt Soil” art and waiting for more Global exposure.

Patachitra

DISTRICT : Bankura

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Panchrnura

DESCRIPTION : The Bengal Patachitra alludes to the work of art of West Bengal. It is a customary and legendary legacy of West Bengal. The Bengal Patachitra is isolated into some unique angles like Durga Pat Medinipur Patachitra, Kalighat Patachitra, Tribal Patachitra and so on. These are in short all the folk lore that is being conceptualized with great perfections.

Kantha patched cloth embroidery

DISTRICT : Birbhum

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Shantiniketan, Surul

DESCRIPTION : This delightful style of weaving began in West Bengal. It is the kind of sewing in which improving pictures on garments are sketched out with bright strings and running lines. This fasten is utilized for khadi saris, ethnic-wear, dhotis, bed-cloth, blankets and that is only the tip of the iceberg.

Patachitra

DISTRICT : Kolkata

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Kalighat

DESCRIPTION : Pattachitra or Patachitra is a general term for conventional, material based parchment painting, situated in the eastern India like Odisha and West Bengal. Pattachitra artistic expression is referred to for its perplexing subtle elements and in addition fanciful stories and folktales engraved in it. Pattachitra is one of the old works of art of Bengal. Patrachitras are a part of an antiquated Bengali account workmanship, initially filling in as a visual gadget amid the execution of a tune.

Sherpai - measuring bowls

DISTRICT : Birbhum

VILLAGE/SUB DISTRICT : Lokepur, Siuri

DESCRIPTION : 'Kunke' or oval cutlery for estimating rice is made just in Lokepur close Siuri in Birbhum region. The word got from ser alluding to a unit of weight and 'pau' which implies a quarter in Hindi. The dishes are cut out of wood and adorned with bolted sheet metal embellishments. The wood or mango, palm, sirish or sishu trees is utilized. And a dozen of it known as 'Sherpai'.

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