Shital Pati Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shital_Pati

Traditional Art of Sheetal Pati Weaving
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Sheetal Pati Self Weaving
DomainsTraditional craftsmanship
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription2017 (12th session)
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Sitalpati (Bengali:শীতল পাটি), also called sital pati and sittal pati, is a kind of mat which feels cold by nature. It is made from murta plants (Schumannianthus dichotomus). It is usually used in the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Mats with decorative designs are called nakshi pati.[1]

Sitalpati are made from cane or from murta plants, known in different places as mostak, patipata, patibet and paitara. The murta plant grows around water bodies in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Barisal, Tangail, Comilla, Noakhali, Feni and Chittagong. Nakshi pati made of murta plants is available only in Sylhet and Noakhali districts of Bangladesh. In India, Sitalpati is made in the northern Cooch Behar district of the state of West Bengal. Among the areas of Cooch Behar where Sitalpatis are woven, Sagareswar, Ghugumari and Pashnadanga are important centres. [2]

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UNESCO has recognised the Traditional Art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet and included it in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[3]

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  1. ^ Banu, Zinat Mahrukh (2012). "Nakshi Pati". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Sitalpati Mat Weaving of West Bengal – Asia InCH – Encyclopedia of Intangible Cultural Heritage".
  3. ^ ""Cultural Heritage: Shital Pati on Unesco list"". The Daily Star. 7 December 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.

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