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Jugal Das – Assam

Jugal Das is from a small village called, Sopura chuburi, Diputa in sonitpur district who is a master at making wooden souvenirs of Assam. Das has been in this craft since 15 years and now he has shifted to Guwahati city looking for market linkage.

For Das, reference to the traditional art and craft of Assam, without mentioning the exquisite woodwork found there, would be as good as incomplete. So vast is the woodcraft industry in Assam that a separate group of people called khonikors is there to carry out this delicate task. The success of this industry depends mainly on the raw material, timber, which is found in abundance in the state. The forests of Assam have a rare collection of valuable woods, like sandalwood, salmani, agaru, vata, etc. This has greatly facilitated the growth of Assamese woodcraft industry.

Souvenirs by Jugal Das
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