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.

 

Published by nilanjan basu

i am nilanjan, i have always been interested in traveling and photography since my childhood and be inspired by other similar souls. i am working with some alternate tourism modules and still searching for a better one based on sustainability. i basicaly act as a consultant on rural based sustainable ecotourism. my hobby is for creative endeavors in the rural field in india! thank you for visiting my profile! go green! go rural.

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