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Shop Tension of Tradition in Kalighat by Hasir Chitrakar
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Shop Babu and Bibi in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar
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Shop Moment of Love in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar
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Shop Melodies in Clay in Terracotta by Ranjan Das
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Shop Melodic Tradition in Terracotta by Ranjan Das
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Shop Vilage Elder in Terracotta by Ranjan Das
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Shop Man and the Beast in Kalighat by Hasir Chitrakar
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Shop Dancing Couple (Babu and Bibi) in Kalighat by Hasir Chitrakar
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Shop Man and Woman in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar
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Shop Man and Woman in Bengal Pattachitra by Lalita Chitrakar
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Shop A Tribal Couple in Santhal Pattachitra by Uttam Chitrakar
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Shop Babu on the Rickshaw in Kalighat by Bhaskar Chitrakar
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Shop Babu and his Fish in Kalighat by Bhaskar Chitrakar
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Shop Babu in Kalighat Painting by Bhaskar Chitrakar

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About

West Bengal, known as the "Cultural Capital of India," is a state renowned for its vibrant arts and crafts scene. In terms of arts and crafts, the state is known for its exquisite terracotta work, particularly in the districts of Bankura and Birbhum. Master craftsmen like Ramkinkar Baij and Kanailal Das have contributed significantly to the development of this art form.

The state is also famous for its traditional handloom textiles, with Murshidabad and Shantipur being prominent weaving centers. Master weavers like Bishnupur and Swarna Chitrakar have excelled in creating stunning Baluchari and Kantha sarees that depict mythological tales and intricate embroidery.

West Bengal is renowned for its rich tradition of performing arts, with the classical dance form of Odissi finding a significant presence. Artists like Aloka Kanungo and Sujata Mohapatra have mastered this graceful dance form and have achieved national and international acclaim.

The state is also known for its folk art forms like Patachitra and Madur craft, which involve intricate painting and weaving techniques. Artists like Raghunath Chakraborty and Lalu Prasad Shaw have made significant contributions to the promotion and preservation of these art forms.

West Bengal's art and craft traditions reflect the state's cultural diversity and its deep-rooted connection with literature, music, and theater. The master artists and craftsmen have played a vital role in preserving and reviving these traditional art forms, ensuring that West Bengal continues to be a hub of creativity and artistic expression.

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