Lac Art of Bengal @ “monchasha” – a small try

lac art of medinipur, west bengal

the artform originated from midnapore district of west bengal which is now almost an extinct art. “monchasha” is trying to develop the craft of making lacquered items popular and saleable lac dolls of bengal. the dolls are small ritual or animal figures, two to six inches in height, simply styled in baked clay and hand coated with lac using bright red, black, green and yellow colours.

 

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