Sholapith

District Murshidabad is famous for its Sholapith craft. Shola or Kuhila is a plant, growing wild in marshy waterlogged areas. The Sholapith is the cortex or core of the plant and these inner soft milky-white and spongy materials are  almost similar to “Thermocol”, artificially produced in a laboratory. However, Sholapith is much superior to thermocol in…

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Bone Carving

image : oldindianphotos.in Lucknow, the golden city of the east’ retains an old world charm that fascinates one and all. Regarded as one of the finest cities of India, Lucknow emanates a culture that combines emotional warmth, a high degree of sophistication, courtesy and a love for gracious living. This sublime cultural richness famous as…

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Handicrafts & Postage Stamps

Indian postal systems for efficient military and governmental communications had developed long before the arrival of Europeans. When the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish and British displaced the Mughals, their postal systems existed alongside those of many somewhat independent states. The British East India Company gradually displaced other powers and brought into existence a British administrative system over most of India, with a need…

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