Kolkata – Kumartuli idols and statues workshops

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The historical quarter of Kumartuli (or Kumortuli) in Kolkata is famous for its clay statues and idols makers. Straw and bamboo are used as the statue skeleton, and unique clay is prepared by the artisans to create the beautiful lively figures. Some workshops produce more lasting statues from fiberglass, and others create festivals and stage scenery elements from materials such as Styrofoam. Roaming around the alleys and watching the craftsmen is highly inspiring.


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  1. Giovanni, Quartu S. E. Cagliari IT
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    Beautifull! You added something new and fine to my knowledge I didn’t know. Thank you!

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