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MindCrafts of Monchasha
nstances of fading artforms include Lac Dolls (sculpting brightly coloured theme-based dolls from lac), Pata (Poto) Chitro (Mainly practised by Patuas – an art of presenting stories with rural based songs and the form is accompanied by paintings made on cloth, scrolls), Nokshi-kantha (stitching on quilts – mostly by aged women of bengal).
Lac Art of Bengal @ “monchasha” – a small try
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 handContinue reading “Lac Art of Bengal @ “monchasha” – a small try”