Another international acclaim: Bengal Rural Crafts Hub selected by UNESCO for Paris festival

Rural Craft Hub of Bengal, which is run by the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles Department of our State, has received the rare honour of being selected by UNESCO Headquarters to showcase their artistes in Paris on 28th July, 2015.

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee shared this good news on her Facebook and Twitter pages.

She  said that one each artisan of the hub – Patachitra from Pingla, Sitalpati from Coochbehar, Wooden Mask from Kushmundi, Teracota from Panchmura, Dokra from Bikna – along with baul and chau team will be visiting France to represent India at the prestigious Gannat festival during July 7-26, 2015.

A special event has been planned at Paris Plage and at UNESCO Headquarters on 28th July 2015.

“Our efforts to spread rural crafts of Bengal across boundaries continue to get yet another international acclaim. My best wishes to all of them,” she wrote.