(Last Updated on : 22/03/2019)
The artisans of West Bengal
are immensely talented and have shown their flair in various types of crafting starting from embroidery
and even making handicrafts
and sketching. The artisans have also excelled in the art of making corn bins which comes in various sizes starting from small to large.
Architecture of Corn Bins
The making of corn bins are a unique form of folk art
of the state
of West Bengal. The shape of these corn bins are similar to that of large tabors and is made with circular straw roofs which are supported by round shaped framework of bamboo and bamboo
splits. The interiors of these corn bins were plastered with clay
and the outer surface was sometimes plastered. The exterior surface was then decorated by applying rice
powdered pigments on which beautiful floral motifs were made in assorted colours.
These corn bins are a unique aspect to the crafts of West Bengal
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