Exchange with Maldivian artists
A team of 9 members from Maldives visited Sabang in Paschim Medinipur to learn and exchange ideas with Madur weavers.
Destination East, Kolkata, 2019.
Madur was showcased at Destination East, a tourism fair to promote destinations in West Bengal.
Digha Folk Mela, 2019.
The Digha Mela, 2019 was a celebration of the folk arts and crafts of West Bengal by the beautiful sea coast off the Bay of Bengal!
Fair organised by Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee
Madur artisan Lakkhi Sahoo participated at the fair organised by Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee.
Taltala Khadi Mela, 2018.
Ranjit Guchait from Purba Medinipur and Gurupada Mana from Paschim Medinipur have their stall at the Taltala Khadi Mela, Kolkata.
Naturally Bengal, Dec 2018.
Madur artisans participated at an exhibitions and B2B meet titled Naturally Bengal at Rabindra Tirtha and ICCR, Kolkata and were successful in making several vital linkages.
Madur Utsav 2018
The 2nd edition of the Madur Utsav was organised by the Paschim Medinipur Madur Bayan Shilpi Kalyan Samiti from the 7-9 Dec at Sarta village known for its Madur making tradition. It is located in Sabang Block of District Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. A number of Madur artisans celebrated their craft and heritage. There were […]
Sasha Annual Fair Trade Fair, Kolkata.
Shri Ashok Jana showcased and sold his new creations at the Sasha Annual Fair Trade Fair held at the Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata from 30 Nov- 3 Dec, 2018.
India International Trade Fair, New Delhi
IITF is a 14-day event happens every year from 14th November to 27th November at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With B2B and B2C components it is one of India’s largest integrated trade fairs. The Madur hub of Paschim Medinipur is represented by Gouri Bala Das – a nationally acclaimed crafts person.
Madur at Durga Puja in Thane.
Madur artisan Gurupada Mana demonstrated and sold his creations at the Durga Puja Festival in Thane from 13- 19 Oct, 2018.
Madur at Brookefield Mall, Bangalore
Madur products were on sale at the Brookefield Mall Bangalore from 11 Oct- 11 Nov, 2018. Craftsman Biswajit Pradhan from Purba Medinipur was present there.
Bangla Taanter Haat, Karunomoyee, Kolkata, Aug 31- Sep 22, 2018
Jayanti and Shankari Jana is participating at the Bangla Taanter Haat and have several new products for sale.
MSME Conclave, Destination Bangla, Aug 20-21, 2018.
Madur was represented at the MSME Conclave by Nishikanta Das and Gauri Rani Jana from Paschim Medinipur and Biswajit Dutta and Gopal Jana from Purba Medinipur. They interacted with a significant number of buyers opening further business prospects.
District Khadi Mela, Howrah Maidan, 14-27 Aug, 2018.
Barbasudebpur Deshapran Pragati Sangha is participating at the District Khadi Mela at the Howrah Maidan.
Dastkar Inside and Outside- The Home Bazaar, 2018.
Madur craftsman Gurupada Mana participated at the Inside and Outside- The Home Bazaar organised by Dastkar held at Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh, Anuvrat Marg, New Delhi- 110074 from the 23 Aug- 3 Sep, 2018.
Lifestyle Exhibition-cum-Sale at Ashutosh Memorial Hall, August 3-5, 2018.
Lakkhi Sahu & Sankari Jana participated at the Lifestyle Exhibition-cum-Sale at Ashutosh Memorial Hall and were well appreciated.
Paramparik Karigar, 9-12 August, 2018.
Master Craftsman, Nishikanta Das successfully participated at the Paramparik Karigar Fair held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
Madur at The Gateway, Kolkata
Madur artist Gurupada Mana gave a demonstration on weaving Madur at The Gateway, Kolkata during the Sunday Brunch on 10th June, 2018.
Sasha Trade Fair, Nov 2017.
Master Craftsmen Tapas Jana participated at the Sasha Trade Fair held at the Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata and impressed buyers with his unique craftsmanship.
City Centre II, Newtown, Kolkata, 24- 27 Aug, 2017
The Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs of Bengal was showcased at City Centre II from the 24- 27 August. Alok Jana and Nital Gayen were there to represent Madur. Folk performances from across Bengal was the added attraction.
Bangla Mela, Bangalore, 5- 6 August, 2017.
Arup Jana from Sarta, Paschim Medinipur participated at the Bangla Mela in Bangalore and was well appreciated by the community. The range of products on display is what attracted the people.
Bengal Hues_25- 27 July, 2017, ICCR- Kolkata.
A Demonstration- Exhibition and Sale titled Bengal Hues was held at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata from the 25- 27 July, 2017. Madurkathi was represented by Gouri Rani Jana and Arun Khatua from Paschim Medinipur and Gopal Jana and Biswajit Dutta from Purba Medinipur. Round table discussions were held with experts working in […]
Festival of Places
The Festival of Places was held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi in the month of April, 2017 and the Madurkathi craft was represented by Gurupada Mana.
Prayag Mela 2017 at Surajkund, Haryana.
Prayag was the first ever Grand Digital Mela of people, practice and Innovation held on the vast grounds of Surajkund, Haryana. Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in association with Government of India’s ‘Digital India Programme’ were the organisers. Gauri Rani Jana’s journey was shared as part of the grassroots change makers session.
Madur Mela at Digha, Purba Medinipur
Madur Mela was held at Digha on the 12-13 of Jan, 2017 and it was a one of a kind mela exclusively focusing on the Madur craft tradition of Purba Medinipur. The festival was held by the sea and there were workshops through the day to demonstrate the process of Madur weaving. The evenings were […]
Bhagabanpur Dr.Bidhan Ch.Roy Gramin Krishi Mela
The Bhagabanpur Dr.Bidhan Ch.Roy Gramin Krishi Mela, Purba Medinipur has been happening for several years now and is an important event in the calendar of people in Purba Medinipur. Madur is an important feature of this fair as it is a matter of pride for the people of Purba Medinipur.
Taltala Khadi Mela, Kolkata, 16th Dec, 2016- 2nd Jan, 2017
The Taltala Khadi Mela attracts a lot of visitors as it is held at a central location of South Kolkata during the festive season. Several stalls of hand made items and handicrafts from across Bengal cater to the huge turnout. This season, the Madur artisans did significant business at this venue.
Biswa Bangla Haat, Rajarhat, 16th Dec, 2016 onwards
Biswa Bangla Haat situated in Rajarhat, Kolkata has craftspeople from across Bengal showcasing and demonstrating the unique craft traditions. Every week celebrates a particular craft and live folk performances are hosted every weekend.
Madur Utsav, Sarta, Sabang, Dec 9- 11, 2016.
The first mela exclusively focusing on the Madur craft was held at Sarta, Sabang, Paschim Medinipur which is the home to generations of fine Madur weavers. It was widely attended by dignitaries, designers, visitors as well as locals and thus making it a matter of great pride for the weavers. Enthralling performances of Baul, Raibenshe, […]
Durga Puja Pandals
Around 30 artists participated at various Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune.
Bangla Taanter Haat
Demonstration and sale of Madurkathi products by Gopal Jana of Purba Medinipur and Gurupada Mana of Paschim Medinipur.