Sling Bag (Madur) : Made of Natural Straw and Pure Cotton Fabric
Made of Madur Sticks (Madurkathi) by artisans of Midnapore, West Bengal, India. This Sling Bag is a well knitted bag made from Cotton and Straw - tough and durable, Madur stick are weaved with blue and beige colored threads and edges are well protected with stitched Pure Cotton cloth. The inner layer is of abstract floral design cotton cloth which also acts as a cushioning effect. The Outer Layer of the bags highlights the skills the Madur artisans It’s a 3 Compartment Bag with Velcro Lock. The Inner Compartment has zip lock to keep your cards keys or valuable.
Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Ideal for everyday regular use. Better to keep in dry place during monsoon. If not used for months or more - recommended to store inside a closed box or bags - preferably in minimum humid place.
Facts about the Product and Artisans: Madur is an integral part of Bengal’s lifestyle. The origin of the craft Madur in West Bengal dates back to the Muslim period, when Masland mats of superfine variety with fine cotton as weft were produced under royal patronage. Madur is a tradition and pride of Medinipur. Women of the households are involved in weaving this beautiful craft. More than 5000 artists are involved in Madur weaving in 11 blocks of Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur. Around 74% of the weavers make hand woven mats and the remaining develop loom based products. Few of the traditional mats making families still retain the knowledge of weaving a fine variety of exclusive mats locally known as Masland or Mataranchi. The loom based weavers have been organized into units by local entrepreneurs. There are around 40 of these small units across Purba and Paschim Medinipur. Besides making folding mats, these units have diversified into making various utility items and accessories such as bags, folders, table mats, runners, coasters, boxes etc.