India: Calcutta (12/13)

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Artisans and sculptors from the Kumartuli neighbourhood of Calcutta make most of the Durga Puja idols. Over 10000 of these are made every year for the annual Durga Pujo celebrations. A number of idols are also exported to expat-Bengali communities across the world. The half prepared idols have a chain of skulls hung from their neck.
Artisans and sculptors from the Kumartuli neighbourhood of Calcutta make most of the Durga Puja idols. Over 10000 of these are made every year for the annual Durga Pujo celebrations. A number of idols are also exported to expat-Bengali communities across the world. The half prepared idols have a chain of skulls hung from their neck.
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