West Bengal is a harvest land for handicrafts and handlooms. Thus the Bengal crafts have won an important place for themselves in the handicraft market of India. Jute products, mainly bags, are much stronger and more nature friendly than other contemporary options like poly bags, cotton bags, paper bags that drastically affect the ecosystem. Nowadays, jute products come with a fancy, stylish dash, thus placing a strong completion against their counterparts. Macramé is a kind of jute bag largely practiced in parts of Kolkata that are named after the knots used in its making.
The making of Macramé involves certain hand movements that prove to be a great exercise method for fingers and the wrist. The hand joint seems loose and strong with regular practice of tying macramé knots. Jute craft making is a hobby for many women artists. Mrs. Nupur Bhawal from West Bengal is spending her leisure time making handicrafts. She has been practicing these crafts for many years. Her hobby is turned into a profession.
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