Dokra craft is characterised by its primitive simplicity, charming folk motifs, rustic beauty and imaginative designs and patterns.
Utensils and artefacts made of Kaansha or bell metal occupied a special place in the lives of Bengal’s elite in the 18th century.
Ages of interaction with the British and other foreign craftsmen have resulted in a ceramic industry in and around Kolkata, and in some places in Birbhum district.
Bankura’s terracotta is an internationally appreciated art form.
People of Bengal have an emotional connect with conch shell usage of which is associated with newly-wed women to religious ceremonies and rituals.
Shola (Sola pith) or the Indian cork is a milky-white sponge-wood which is carved into delicate and beautiful objects of art.
Patachitra and pat-er gaan are the two aspects of a unique cultural tradition of Bengal that draws inspiration from the mythological tales of India.
Sheetal means cool in Bengali while paati means mat.
A craft form of Medinipur, madurkathi is a grass weed used for making mats.
Jute is known as the ‘golden fibre’, and is one of the longest and most used natural fibres for various textiles applications.
Dashavatar (10 incarnations) cards are a part of the rich heritage of Bishnupur in Bankura district of West Bengal.
Dolls have been customarily crafted for religious purposes believed to possess spiritual, magical and ritual value.
Mask or mukhosh as it is known in Bengal has a mysterious history, too vague to be chronicled in perfect sequence, both in terms of advent and influence.