This is a long overdue post. I haven’t been doing very well with the health department, also the creative department of the brain is playing beer-pong. I apologize. I will try to be on my regular toes again, won’t promise, but will definitely do my best!
Moving on, our college has this programme where at the end of our 2nd year we visit rural clusters and do a project on it, which in our case is the Shantiniketan-Bolpur cluster.
It sounds cliche everytime people talk about the rural potential of India, but it was an eye-opener.
Batik – Printing technique
Artisan : Kanak Bhattacharjee
Kantha – Traditional embroidery of Bengal
Artisan : Artisan group under Subhra Diboris and Sabina Bibi
This turns into…
this which then can become…
Artisan : Kamal Malakar
These are melted to coat objects
Artisan : Sheikh Yusuf Ali & his wife Mamata Devi
Photograph courtesy : Sutanuka Khan & Piyali Samanta