Bengal

Clay Potteries of Bengal

The arts and crafts of West Bengal is recognized across the world, some of the most famous types being Terracotta and clay works, Dokra metal craft and its various embroidery styles. Among these, one that has risen in recent times and is also one of the most famous handicrafts in the state is none other than the famous Bengal pottery, which is crafted in exquisite styles and beautiful variations. Pottery is primarily prevalent across the rural parts of West Bengal,...

The Enchanting Claydolls Of Krishnanagar

The craft that arises out of West Bengal is renowned all over the world, mainly because of its rustic charm. In fact the generationally passed down traditional crafts of West Bengal have moulded themselves so well according to the current day demands. It appears that these artisans, apart from their traditional skills, also hold expertise in the art of survival. Even with little understanding of arts and crafts, the unique handicrafts of West Bengal still manages to captivate. Among all...

Wood Carving Figurines of Bengal

Wood carving in India is an age-old practice and has been around since the ancient wood carved temples in Uttar Pradesh. While many wood types are used, the most common one is Sheesham, and soon followed by the wood of deodar, ebony, mango, walnut, and sandalwood. This Artistic & architectural woodwork initially began as a palace & temple craft and evolved to use artefacts over time. Our country stands to be unique and showcases its uniqueness in all its ways....

Dhokra Art: Magic Crafted By The Metalsmiths Of Bengal

India’s cultural diversity is highlighted through its various cultures. An example of this is in the country’s handicrafts that have successfully preserved its ancient art forms. Dhokra is one such art form that originates from deep within Bengal. An art so eternal that casts resoluteness in the crafted metal. Dhokra art, an ancient method of making metal artefacts, dates back to over 5000 years. This tribal art form, done by the traditional metalsmiths of Bengal – the Dhokra Damar tribes,...