Social Scientist. v 14, no. 159-60 (Aug-Sept 1986) p. Back material.


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A Cotinuing Tradition BENGAL HANDLOOM AND HANDICRAFT

Exquisite Bengal Handloom and Handicraft. Their name and fame have surpassed the boundary of the country to reach out to the world at large.

Dhaniakhali, Tangail, Baluchari are only a few of the sarees whose names have become legendary. Apart from their varied colour and design, the excellence in quality and texture of these sarees is incomparable. The progress of the handloom industry is clearly reflected in the steady rise in sales figures of such premier promoters of handloom in the State as the Tantuja, Tantusree and Manjusha. The resurrection of this industry, coupled with cooperative ventures have benefited thousands of poor and distressed weavers in the State.

In the field of handicraft, Bengal's artisans have reached glorious heights.

Apart from the renowned terracotta of Bankura, clay models of Krishnanagar, bell-metal industry of Murshidabad, the objects of Sola, Leather, Dokra and Buffalo Horn or of Ivory are admirable specimens of craftsmanship where art has been very beautifully and effectively combined with utility.

CHOOSE HADLOOM, BUY BENGAL HANDLOOM

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

1CA. 5164/86



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