Nanoor block in Birbhum district of West Bengal is the hub of Kantha craftspersons. Around 2,000 women from this block are engaged in doing Kantha stitch embroidery which has provided them an important income option. Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Govt. of West Bengal, in collaboration with UNESCO has developed Rural Craft Hub in Nanoor.
Kantha artists of Nanoor celebrate a 3 day village fair named ‘Kantha Mela’ along with folk festivals every year in the middle of October.