The area in North Kolkata, nearest to Ganges is possibly the purest traditional hub of Bengali culture. Inheriting the artistic ‘Kumor’, this term potter basically defines the work of making clay items. Taking the art of making god and goddess, and reframing the crafts of artistry, the artists from Kumartuli are pure gem, gifted with aesthetic and attractive originality, the clay models come alive with delight.
Being in the periphery of the actual heart of Kolkata, Kumartuli is specifically the best place to make and sell clay idols worldwide. Throughout the whole year, one can surely spot how craftsmen mould the clay of Ganges on bamboo structures to frame models and idols. And not just only for Durga idols, this place is the cultural hub to maintain the consistency of “Baro mashe tero parbon” with delicacy.
For the very first time Kumortuli arranged a marvellous view of art festival which beautifully portrayed a variety of artworks from idol making, sculptures and a series of photography which actually defines the artistry of Kumortuli.
Turning simple clays into divine shapes, it’s obviously their creativity to turn clay into gold. Colouring and fashioning the entire idols by hand, its surprise of their imagination and innovation and with an ingenuity in their bloods, they are still managing to be one of the best throughout the world of idol making.
Rang Matir Pachali is a portrayal of their contribution for Bengali art and culture. The art festival was truly a recommendable one, it portrayed every bit of creativity and authenticity. So, when it comes to redefine arts and its culture of sculpture, Kumortuli is one of the most famous names in Bengal.

Joyita Basak

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