Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
25% + 10% off on all Sculptures
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Art and Architecture > Architecture > Crafts Map of West Bengal
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Crafts Map of West Bengal
Crafts Map of West Bengal
Description
From the Book:

Dhokna/Tribal Weaves All tribal Mech women know how to weave the Dokhna, their traditional dress. It is worn like a sarong from under the arms to the ankle draped twice round the body. Dokhnas are woven in end with bold stripes as borders with a contrasting body and end piece. The more expensive pieces have ornamental designs. Sold at local haats.

Jute Weaving Jute is an indigenous product of Bengal available throughout the state. Previously used only as packing material. Recently revived and developed to suit multiple uses. A vast range of products includes Sika hammocks, shopping bags with cane and bamboo handles, wall hangings, floor coverings. Jute embroidery is done on jute furnishing material, cushion covers, luncheon mats, curtains. Jute embroidery is done on jute furnishing material, cushion covers, luncheon mats, curtains. Jute fibre with Madur sticks, Sar kathi, Bena grass and other natural fiber products is used to weave, durries, chiks, Asan, table mats, coasters, runners, floor mats. New design inputs have created bedspreads woven on loin looms and stitched and jute embroidered shopping bags are aplenty.

Jute work done at Fatehpur in North Dinajpur District, Behala, Kolkata, Crafts Council of West Bengal's centre at Bagha Jatin Colony, Kolkata, and Lalbagh, Shantiniketan, Kundalpal in Sabang, Midnapore District, Fatehpur, South Dinajpur District, Dighirpara, Bhandu near Barasat, North 24 Parganas District. Also available at crafts fairs and haats.

Kantha Embroidery This was originally a leisure craft practiced by women as a labour of love. Kanthas were made out of old discarded cloth, usually saris and dhotis. These are stitched together in two or more layers with a running stitch to generate a rippled surface. This was embroidered using the Kantha stitch with geometric patterns and designs incorporating birds, flowers, animals, scenes and objects from daily life limited only by the embroiderer's imagination. This was usually presented to a loved one. Saris embroidered using the Kantha stitch was introduced in Shantiniketan by ladies of the Tagore family and has caught the imagination of the urban elite. Kantha saris, stoles, scarves, hand bags and wall hangings are today produced in large numbers in Shantiniketan and villages in birbhum, Burdwan, Hoogly and at the Crafts Council production centre at Bagha Jatin Colony, Kolkata. Museum quality Kantha embroidery is available here.

Crafts Map of West Bengal

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IDE499
Cover:
Paperback
Language:
English
Size:
35.0" X 21.0"
Price:
$17.50
Discounted:
$10.50   Shipping Free
You Save:
$7.00 (20% + 25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Crafts Map of West Bengal
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 13136 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Book:

Dhokna/Tribal Weaves All tribal Mech women know how to weave the Dokhna, their traditional dress. It is worn like a sarong from under the arms to the ankle draped twice round the body. Dokhnas are woven in end with bold stripes as borders with a contrasting body and end piece. The more expensive pieces have ornamental designs. Sold at local haats.

Jute Weaving Jute is an indigenous product of Bengal available throughout the state. Previously used only as packing material. Recently revived and developed to suit multiple uses. A vast range of products includes Sika hammocks, shopping bags with cane and bamboo handles, wall hangings, floor coverings. Jute embroidery is done on jute furnishing material, cushion covers, luncheon mats, curtains. Jute embroidery is done on jute furnishing material, cushion covers, luncheon mats, curtains. Jute fibre with Madur sticks, Sar kathi, Bena grass and other natural fiber products is used to weave, durries, chiks, Asan, table mats, coasters, runners, floor mats. New design inputs have created bedspreads woven on loin looms and stitched and jute embroidered shopping bags are aplenty.

Jute work done at Fatehpur in North Dinajpur District, Behala, Kolkata, Crafts Council of West Bengal's centre at Bagha Jatin Colony, Kolkata, and Lalbagh, Shantiniketan, Kundalpal in Sabang, Midnapore District, Fatehpur, South Dinajpur District, Dighirpara, Bhandu near Barasat, North 24 Parganas District. Also available at crafts fairs and haats.

Kantha Embroidery This was originally a leisure craft practiced by women as a labour of love. Kanthas were made out of old discarded cloth, usually saris and dhotis. These are stitched together in two or more layers with a running stitch to generate a rippled surface. This was embroidered using the Kantha stitch with geometric patterns and designs incorporating birds, flowers, animals, scenes and objects from daily life limited only by the embroiderer's imagination. This was usually presented to a loved one. Saris embroidered using the Kantha stitch was introduced in Shantiniketan by ladies of the Tagore family and has caught the imagination of the urban elite. Kantha saris, stoles, scarves, hand bags and wall hangings are today produced in large numbers in Shantiniketan and villages in birbhum, Burdwan, Hoogly and at the Crafts Council production centre at Bagha Jatin Colony, Kolkata. Museum quality Kantha embroidery is available here.

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Crafts Map of West Bengal (Art and Architecture | Books)

Crafts Map of India
Item Code: IDE498
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Kerala
Item Code: IDE500
$16.50$12.38
You save: $4.12 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Karnataka
Item Code: IDE496
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Maharashtra
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDE494
$17.50$10.50
You save: $7.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Orissa
Item Code: IDE492
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Goa
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDE497
$17.50$10.50
You save: $7.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Rajasthan
Item Code: IDE495
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Andhra Pradesh
Item Code: IDE501
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Map of Jammu and Kashmir
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDE493
$17.50$10.50
You save: $7.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
District Handbooks of Kerala (Kozhikode) With Map
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAG963
$11.00$6.60
You save: $4.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crafts Atlas of India
Deal 20% Off
by Jaya Jaitly
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAD069
$175.00$105.00
You save: $70.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Arts & Crafts of Tamil Nadu (Art Plates of Thanjavur & Metal Icons of Swamimalai)
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Director of Census Operation, Tamil Nadu
Item Code: NAG989
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Artisans – Social Institutions and Cultural Values
Item Code: IHL825
$36.00$27.00
You save: $9.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
When Jewellery Speaks (Celebrating the Tradition of Kundan Minakaari)
Item Code: NAG569
$170.00$127.50
You save: $42.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Indian Economy (Set of 8 Books)
Deal 20% Off
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Item Code: NAG422
$72.00$43.20
You save: $28.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for really great prices compared to other sellers. I have recommended your website to over 40 of my classmates.
Kimia, USA
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India