Madur (mat) weaving is an age-old cottage industry of Medinipur. About 4000 Madur artisans earn their livelihoods by weaving these mats on simple bamboo frames. Warp is of cotton thread and weft is thin soft reed of Madurkathi, a grass weed. Artisans make various diversified products with madurkathi including table runners, curtains, floor mats and other lifestyle items.
Products in this craft form range from regular floor mats to wall hangings to table mats etc.