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.
|Traditional Art of Sheetal Pati Weaving|
Sheetal Pati Self Weaving
|Region||Asia and the Pacific|
|Inscription||2017 (12th session)|
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.
- Nakshi kantha, decorative quilts made from cloth