Ivory Craft

Murshidabad district is famous for its Ivory Handicrafts having its origin in the times when Nawabs of Bengal had their court in the district. The industry flourished with the luxurious support of wealthy noblemen, the craftwork faced a crisis with the decline of the power of Nawabs.

The ivory crafts were also admired during the British rule and were also exported to different parts of the country. Railway communication in that period helped a great deal to flourish this art. The artisans practicing Ivory Handicraft once used to receive orders from the Government for supplying their artefacts in the exhibitions of England and other European countries.

The industry has however faced decline over the last few decades. But also you can still find some nicely carved objects near Khagra bazaar.