The base-level consists of clay mixed with dry rice grass, which is applied over a bamboo framework. This is then baked in a furnace to harden the base like any clay pot would be set. A layer of fine jute fibers mixed with clay is used for giving smooth layers. Various shapes make the basic structure of the idol of Goddess Durga. The armature is made by using dry rice grass, sizes of bamboo sticks tied with jute string. Each body frame is fastened to make a complete idol except the head. Clay is kneaded with rice husk and kept in a plastic cover to keep it moist. Then the clay is applied to the armature as a base coat. It is allowed to dry. There are three steps in applying the clay. First of all, a clay solution where the percentage of water is high is applied to the straw figurine; it fills the crevices left by the straw structure. The second layer is then applied with great caution as it is the most important among these three layers. Different body parts, such as the head, feet, and palms, are attached to this stage's main torso. The face of the idol is made separately with mold. It is made with fine clay creating each feature with great care and skill. The third layer of liquid clay or plaster of paris is applied. The idol is covered with soaked cloth to give it a smooth finishing. On completing the clay structure, the figure is painted with white earth colour before painted with pink or yellow earth colours. The master artist does painting eye and other detailing. After that, the idols are varnished. Hair is glued, and then the idol is dressed and costumed and then ornamented.