Children's of Kushmandi

February 1, 2018
Contest: "Wood and Life" People category
€ 4800
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Sirsendu Gayen
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Kushmandi is the home of the wooden mask makers better known as Kushmandi masks or in colloquial terms “Mukha”. The makers are mainly concentrated in the village of Mahisbathan where a handicraft hub has been developed as a part of rural craft hub initiative.The ecstatic wooden masks of Kushmandi in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal have ensued from animistic practices of the Rajbongshi community of the area.

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