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Bamboo crafts from West Bengal

This beautiful bamboo artwork from West Bengal, India, speaks for itself. Bamboo baskets of Bengal are famous and are used for a number of ceremonial purposes.

Winnowing-baskets (Kulas) are one of the articles made of bamboo. For marriages a special variety is made and painted with auspicious symbols. Experts also prepare variety of things like oblong caskets (jhampis) flower baskets (phul-saji) and oval boxes (pitaras).

The Surajkund Crafts Fair, an initiative by Haryana Tourism, act as platform for Indian handicraft and handloom tradition. Conducted annually, craft-savvy can comfortably add it in their travel plan.