পৌষ মেলা

Poush is the 9th month of the Bengali calendar. It is the first month of Winter Season. Poush Mela is an annual fair that takes place in Shantiniketan. The fair starts on the 7th day of Poush for the full 3 days. It is been said that, Devendranath Tagore with twenty followers accepted the Brahmo creed…

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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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Longpi Pottery

Manipur is a state embedded in deepest tradition of art and craft going back to a hoary antiquity. Pottery in Manipur is closely related with social, cultural and religious life. The art of pottery making in Manipur is practiced by women without using wheel in a similar fashion as in the other northeastern states. Longpi…

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Bidri

Bidri gets its name from Bidar, Karnataka where it originated when the fort was under construction. It is a metal handicraft that originated in the 14th century, during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. Bidri in Republic day parade Bidri Craft has a common ancestry with an older art of inlaying practiced in Arabian countries and Persia – of inlaying…

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