|Kumortuli (or Kumartuli) is the potter's area in the northern part of Kolkata. Artisans and craftsman produce thousands of idols here a year to ship around the world (90+ countries). The craftsman of Kumortuli are particularly known for their idols of Durga, producing more than 12,000 such idols a year for the popular Durga Puja which takes place in October. |
When I was there a few days ago the area was in full swing production for the upcoming Saraswati festival. Saraswati is the goddess of music and the arts. This photo is of one of the Saraswati idols, partially completed and unpainted or decorated.
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