Dhokra making involves a long and tedious process. Before weaving, preparation of the yarn extrated from jute plants is done. The process involves an active role of women.


  • Title: Dhokra artists at work
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: Dakshin Dinajpur
  • Rights: banglanatk.com
  • Medium: Natural Fiber (Jute)
  • About the craft: Dhokra is a kind of hand woven jute mat which is widely used in Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur districts of West Bengal. The weaving is done on home based looms. Jute or the ‘Golden Fibre’,which is extracted from locally grown shrubs is the raw material used for making Dhokra mats. Women of the indigenous community, namely the Rajbanshis and the Polis are engaged in the weaving.

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