Bankura is triangular in shape with a total area of 6882 Sq.km.Nature has decorated Bankura with her own hands. There are old brown hills, gleaming rivers, several ancient temples and monuments which are the repositories of thought culture and tradition of Bankura. The fairs of Bankura are often organized in consonance with religious festivities, primarily Durga Puja. The entire region is usually decorated with various Bamboo craft and panels.
Bamboo, botanically known as bambusa, belongs, paradoxically enough, to the family of humble grass, graminae. But what is more amazing about this plant is the diverse role it plays in the service of mankind, although it grows in utter neglect. Each type of bamboo has its own characteristics. The gonda, goda and genthe bamboos are thick, heavy and knotty while the beseni, muli and talta bamboos are light, thin and hollow.
The uses of different types of bamboos vary according to their durability, characteristics and appearance. The thick and knotty bamboos are mainly used for structural purposes, for making furniture and fencings.. The thin, straight and hollow bamboos are commonly used for making containers, fish traps, baskets etc.
Bajali, a special type of bamboo, is used exclusively for making flutes.
Co-operative Durga Puja showcased "Rural Art of Bengal Colored Bamboos" where similar motifs are been created by artisans of Bankura Districts with use of other bamboo craft item such as Kulo's & Dalaa's. We intend to uplift this PRIMITIVE Art form and create a demand in Urban sector.