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    Vermilion Red Masland Table Runner

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Maroon, White and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mats (Set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Beige Masland Table Runner

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Green Handwoven Masland Table Mats and Runner Set (4 Mats + 1 Runner)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Charcoal Black Masland Table Runner

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Navy Blue and Beige Handwoven Masland Table Mats and Runner Set (6 Mats + 1 Runner)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Beige and Red Handwoven Masland Table Mats (set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Pale Blue Grey and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mats (set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Maroon and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mats (set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Red and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mats (set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Blue Grey and Maroon Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mats (set of 6)

    A heritage craft, products of which were collected as tax in the early 18th century. These sustainable and eco-friendly pieces which can be folded,...

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    Black and Beige Masland Mat Handwoven with Finest Madurkathi Reed

    This black and beige masland mat is among the most exquisite to come from West Bengal - home to the famed Madurkathi craft. This masterpiece which ...

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    Beige and Black Handwoven Madurkathi Three-fold Floor Mat

    Perhaps a sobering reflection of life’s more serious side. Perhaps just a balance of the light and dark. Or, perhaps an inside joke only the artisa...

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    Orange and Blue Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    A wooden bridge arches gracefully across tranquil blue waters. Never looking down, never testing the water’s depth but moving forward with purpose ...

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    Handwoven Masland Wall Hanging of Maa Durga and Shiva

    The goddess of all she surveys, promising protection and strength to the world, Maa Durga is an eternal shield against any threat. Variations of he...

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    Green and Yellow Handwoven Madurkathi Floor Mat

    Rows of buildings in a single file, unfriendly and unsmiling. Yet, flashes of light signal warmth and compassion, determined and persistent, across...

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    Beige and Black Handwoven Madurkathi Four-Fold Floor Mat

    Perhaps a sobering reflection of life’s more serious side. Perhaps just a balance of the light and dark. Or, perhaps an inside joke only the artisa...

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    Multicolour Handwoven Madurkathi Four-fold Floor Mat

    A sliver of bright blue sky peeks slyly through granite behemoths, a fibre Madurkathi floor mat an unlikely backdrop. Watching the world go by, per...

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    Beige, Maroon and White Handwoven Madurkathi Three-fold Floor Mat

    A red stone path makes its way surreptitiously down an empty road. Unyieldingly straight, yet, bowing to life’s commands, a true representation, pe...

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    Black and Beige Handwoven Masland Floor Mat with Diamond Pattern

    Goodwill and hope radiate and touch lives, in the hope of transforming them for the better. And, at the heart of this handmade fibre Madurkathi Mas...

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    Beige and Black Handwoven Masland Floor Mat

    Here lies a resilient spirit, the same as the rest but defined by its journey, each lived experience a strong memory interwoven with the soul.Exudi...

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    Red and Beige Handwoven Masland Floor Mat

    Love. Nature. Art. Tradition. Delicately woven within these natural fibres is the heart of Bengali culture. From the alta that graces a bride’s fee...

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    Black and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Floor Mat

    Black and beige in perfect harmony, mathematical perfection on a Madurkathi yoga mat. A perfect barometer of not just one’s health, but of the time...

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    Maroon and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    A rich tapestry, with a thousand stories woven into a graceful fibre Madurkathi mat. Each with a different protagonist, some brave, others bashful....

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    Black and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    Sand running through an hourglass, a perfect timekeeper, each second accounted for on a graceful fibre tablemat. A thousand different eras, a milli...

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    Orange and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    A spinning kaleidoscope, pattern after pattern unfolding, revealing a thousand stories. Forever turning, all at once blending and separating. An in...

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    Indigo and Red Handwoven Masland Table Mat and Runner Set

    A hint of red travels across the placid surface of an indigo sea. An approaching storm or the setting sun. Only the artisan weaving the tale knows ...

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    Red and Beige Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    A cool, tropical sunset, lazily takes a last bow on a fibre stage, while the audience, all dressed in beige, patiently wait for the grand finale. A...

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    Blue and White Handwoven Madurkathi Table Mat and Runner Set

    Azure waters, infinite in depth and wisdom, make room for white hot sands. Maintaining a fine balance, but never flippant about their beauty. Perha...

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    Blue and Beige Handwoven Masland Table Mat and Runner Set

    A blue sky peeks from behind the clouds and silently witnesses the proceedings from within the depths of handmade mats. Reminiscent of a river mirr...

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    Red and Mustard Handwoven Masland Table Mat and Runner Set

    Red sands stretch endlessly across handmade Masland Madurkathi table mats and a singular runner, their solemnity unabashedly broken by mustard wave...

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The background | Madurkathi 

Dating as far back as the Mughal era in India, this time-consuming and laborious craft, which uses locally grown dry reeds of the madurkathi plant to make mats, has been practised by the women of Bengal for centuries.  Masland Madurkathi mats, a sub-type of Madurkathi mats, gained favour amongst the Mughal royalty for their superior quality and the use of cotton as weft. Often known as Madur mat-making, Madurkathi is popular in the Medinipur district of Bengal and is an essential part of the rural economy.  One of the most sustainable artforms in the country, Madhur mats are used as bedding and, unsurprisingly, as mats to sit on; their appeal is heightened by their sweat-absorption capabilities and non-conductive nature, both of which seem to be a must-have to combat West Bengal’s heat and humidity.  

The theme | Madurkathi patterns 

Madurkathi mats (or Madhur mats) did not, originally, have a particular theme. Their designs and patterns were mostly geometric, with some motifs having been inspired by nature. 

The ingredients | The prerequisites for Madurkathi creations 

The reed is the primary pre-requisite for Madurkathi work. The colours used are usually procured from natural sources. The Haritaki fruit and the elements of the Babla tree, for example, are used to make black, while Rang III, a local tree, provides the source for the reddish hues. 

The method | Preparing Madurkathi items 

Madurkathi, like any other handicraft, consists of many processes and layers. In a nutshell, the madur reeds are grown, collected, dried, dyed, and then woven. First, comes the cultivation of the madur kottir plant, also known as madurkathi, which is from the plant family Cyperaceae. The plant is grown in swampy land during the months of April and May. Once it has reached its ideal craft height, which is 4 to 5 feet, it is cut a few inches above its base in order to promote regrowth. Each stem or stalk of the madur plant is sufficient for four to eight strips of dry reed. These strips are obtained by removing the soft inner tissue of the plant. The strips are then soaked in water to soften them.  

Then, the artisans commence dyeing preparations. Before the reeds can be woven, they have to be dyed. Next, comes the boiling, the duration of which is different for different colours, and the reeds are then left in the sun so that the moisture can evaporate.  

Finally, we come to weaving. This, too, has a number of smaller steps. First, the loom is set up; this takes a while due to the many components - charkha, winding thread, bobbin, bamboo frame, drum, pedals, pakhi, and more. The reeds, as weft, and cotton or jute threads, as warp, are placed on the loom and then the artisan finally begins to weave. It is common practise to weave an item that is similar to a mat’s length; after that, it is tailored based on the dimensions of the desired final product. Interestingly enough, the number of weavers differs based on the product type. For example, the creation of Madurkathi Masland mats requires two people, while most others require just one person. 

The present | Madurkathi  today 

Madurkathi, also known as madur kathi, as a craft, was given a GI Tag (Geographical Indication Tag) on 28th March, 2018. It has evolved from being solely a method of creating mats to an art, with patterns and designs ranging from the traditional geometric motifs to detailed depictions of deities and rural life. The products crafted by the artisans have also witnessed successful experimentation, with table runners, wall hangings, and table mats gaining popularity amongst the discerning, artistically inclined, and sustainability-conscious aesthete.