Sheetal means cool in Bengali while paati means mat. These mats are made from the soft green cane slips of Maranta dichotoma, split lengthwise into fine strands. Sheetalpaati is integrally linked with the Bengali lifestyle. Craftspersons today have diversified their products from mat weaving to products like multi-use baskets, showpieces, wall hangings and various other products which give a unique touch to home décor and lifestyle.