Madur is a generic term for floor mats in Bengal. It is an integral part of Bengali lifestyle. Women of the household weave delicate and intricate mats. Masland is the finest variety of Madur. Madur products are also developed in looms. The range of loom based products varies from home décor, furnishing, and lifestyle products like bags, purses, and jackets.
Sabang in Paschim Medinipur is known for its Madur tradition in Paschim Medinipur. There are around 10 units at Sabang developing exquisite Madur products. Madur has received GI status in 2018. The Folk Art Centre and production centres were developed at Sabang for quality production and environment. There are more than 1000 weavers working on the craft, majority being women. Village festivals were also held at Sabang in the first week of December on 2016 and 2018 celebrating heritage of the community.
The Folk Art Centre at Sarta, Sabang provides facilities for the stay of visitors to enjoy the age old craft tradition.Know More »
Hotels are available at Debra, Balichak, Contai and Tamluk. Also, one may stay at the residency set up by the Madur society at Bhagawanpur or the Folk Art Centre of the Chitrataru Patachitra Cluster at Pingla.