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    Weaving Dreams

    WBKVIB (West Bengal Khadi & Village Industries Board) supported the initiative to develop skill, capacity and institutions of Madurkathi artisans, facilitate market linkage in order to augment their earnings and provide machines and infrastructural support in Purba and Paschim Medinipur. Banglanatak dot com, a social enterprise is the implementing partner for this initiative.

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  • Loom Based
  • Loom Based

    Madur weavers make various diversified products out of the weaves developed on the pedal loom. The range includes bags, purses, curtains, table runners, jackets, pen holders etc.

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  • Mataranchi
  • Mataranchi

    Masland or Mataranchi is an exclusive & expensive high ranged handmade variety of Madur made with intricate artistic skills woven by artisans of Sabang & Ramnagar I. The time taken to make a Mataranchi varies from 2 weeks to about 3 months depending on factors like the fineness of the sticks, the number of warp threads per inch and the intricacy of the design.

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Ranjit Guchhait
Barbasudevpur Deshapran Pragati Sangha
It was established with the support of Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission with the objective of village education and livelihood development in Barbasudevpur village of Bhagawanpur I Block, Purba Medinipur. The focus of their work was to impart non formal education and nutrition to the children of disadvantaged families. They started to train local women on weaving madur and sell them at various Govt. sponsored fairs and festivals. They were suppliers to the Govt. sponsored outlets such as Manjusha. Several women of the nearby villages have benefited from the intervention as their income levels have risen.

Ranjit Guchait

Arun Khatua
Belun Hasta Shilpa Kuthi Society
The man behind forming this society, Mr. Arun Khatua, is an extremely skilled craftsman and started his own business from the year 1999. The society was established in 2010. Several women of the nearby villages have been trained on how to dye, stitch and finish madurkathi products. The quality of products being made in this village of Pingla block, Paschim Medinipur has been acclaimed in the segment of madur products. The society supplies regularly to Fair Trade organisations such as Sasha as well as art galleries and handicraft outlets in major Indian cities.

Arun Khatua