Bhim Sutradhar

The 42 year old Chau mask artist Bhim Sutradhar residing at Charida village in Purulia. He has been making Chau masks since the age of 8. His first teacher was his father Dwijapada Sutradhar. He has travelled in many parts of the country such as Delhi, Pune, Rajasthan, Chennai, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai etc to attend fairs and workshops as a Chau mask artist. He makes different types of Chau masks such as those meant to be worn during Chau dance performances, those meant to be used as home décor, new types of masks and so on. Since 2018, he has been the Secretary of the Chau Mukhosh Shilpi Sutradhar Samiti.