Kushmandi is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Gangarampur subdivision of Dakshin Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kushmandi block is famous for masks colloquial terms “Mukha” (Made by Gamari Wood) based on popular folk and mythological characters like Hanuman, Chamkali, Chamunda, etc., with bamboo vases, trays, incense stands, pen stands also being manufactured by the artisans here. The Kushmandi masks or Gomira masks are usually made of light wood preferably the ‘Gamhar’ wood. Themes of the masks are usually spiritual, historic and religious. They also hold the Geographical Indication (GI) for Wooden Mask.