A craft form of Medinipur, Madur Kathi is basically grass weed used for making mats. Mat or madur wearing is an age old cottage industry of Bengal. Madur is a common item in any Bengali household and is used for sitting, sleeping and also religions rituals. Expanding the scope of creativity in order to suit the present market, the artists today make various diversified products, which include table runners and mats, curtains, hats, purse, sun-guards etc. Fair & festivals are the main market of the products while some life style boutiques also purchase premium products from these artists.4 months required to make this mat.
Material - As the mat-sedge is perennial in nature and grows round the year, annually three cuttings are taken consecutively at the end of kharif, winter, and summer season. From this raw material, mats are generally made with the help of a few wooden pegs, poles, and threads at home.
Technique - Grass Weaving