Nanoor

Nanoor

Nanoor

A Kantha is often referred to as woman's diary. Stitching in different arrangements form the complex vocabulary of Kantha. Kantha, the embroidered quilt, is also known as 'Dorukha' meaning turning the old cloths to things of beauty.

The embroidery sessions become an opportunity for the rural women to socialise and a welcome break from the drudgery of monotonous chores. The entire cloth is covered with running stitches ,employing beautiful motifs of flowers, animals, birds and themes of everyday activities.

More than 600 rural women are involved in stitching Kantha in Nanoor, Birbhum. Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Govt. of West Bengal, in collaboration with UNESCO has developed Rural Craft Hub in Nanoor.

Kantha artists of Nanoor celebrate a 3 day village fair named 'Kantha Mela' along with folk festivals every year in the middle of October.

How to reach?

Nanoor is 164 kms away from Kolkata and takes about 4 hrs to reach by car. Visitors can also avail train from Howrah station to Bolpur Santiniketan which is the nearest railway station and 18 kms away from Nanoor.

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Where to stay

Where to stay?

There are many hotels, resorts, guest houses and lodges in Bolpur Santiniketan including the WBTDC lodge which has 39 well furnished rooms.

Special Attarction

The Kantha artists of Nanoor celebrate a fair called Kantha mela at every year in the middle of October. This year the festival has been celebrated at Nanoor on October 14 - 16, 2016.