Paper Cutting / Kagojer Jhalot

Paper Cutting / Kagojer Jhalot


The art of paper cut designs has been a popular form of decoration on religious occasions, weddings and other social ceremonies. Before the use of paper became common, leaves and grass were used. With the introduction of paper, the craft came to be known as Kagojer jhalot.

The professional craftsmen who are skilled in this art are known as Kagoji or Jhaloti. Occasionally, non-professionals or amateurs also work at this art, inspired by religious or social obligations. When they decorate tazias for Muharram or a kirtan stage at the Ras Lila festival of the Manipuris or at a wedding ceremony, both professional artisans and amateurs compete with each other.



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