TRADITIONAL MAT ARTISAN OF WEST BENGAL
Profile of Artist:
Chandan Mula is an expert artisan of Bengal best traditional mat. According to him they make these mats of local grass that grows in abundance in the villages of Medinipur(West Bengal)
Sabang grass is a type of tough reed that grows up to 6ft. These are cut, dried and sliced into before being hand woven into mats. Weaving madur (mats) has been a way of life for centuries. Chandan Mula heads a unit of mat weaving where around 200 women are engaged in this handmade colorful traditional stunning mats and useful trendy items. Mat weaving is the primary source of income for 77% of the craft persons. Around 74% of the weavers make hand woven mats and the remaining develop loom based products. Madur (Mat) is a tradition and pride of Medinipur.Women of household are involved in weaving this beautiful craft. Chandan Mula says this art is fading out due to lack of financial crisis and proper marketing of their handmade utility items.
|Address:||Village Ruinan, P.S. Sabang, District Paschim Medinipur Pin 721144 West Bengal India|
|Group Name:||Kali Mata Mat Weaving|
|Phone No:||9734736117, 9733151568|
|Whats app No:||9734736117|