About the craft: Kenjakura is a quaint village near the serene hills of Susunia in Bankura district of West Bengal. There are around 300 families of weavers whose ancestors came and settled here some 150 years ago. Women spin yarn using Charkha. Weavers, both men and women, traditionally make plain white yards of Maatha Sarees, checkered and honeycombed hand towels – the ubiquitous Gamcha of Bengal, Sarees, dhotis and bedspreads. Kenjakura is developing as a brand of niche products where age old motifs like phuleswari, Mukumb and honeycomb are finding interesting expressions.
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