Shital Pati

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 Bangladesh.Mats with decorative designs are called nakshi pati.[1]

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 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.

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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.[2]

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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. ^ ""Cultural Heritage: Shital Pati on Unesco list"". The Daily Star. Retrieved December 7, 2017.

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