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Rajshahi​ ​Silk – Known Worldwide

December 27, 2017

The Rajshahi region of Bangladesh is famous for its textile industry. But, it is Rajshahi silk that is most celebrated of its products, with 100,000 people directly involved in its manufacture and export. The industry itself has roots as far back as the 13th century, where it was first referred to as either Bengal or […]

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Khaddar – A Timeless Classic

December 7, 2017

Also known as Khadi, Khaddar is a type of cloth created on a handloom from natural fibres. Typically made from cotton, this style of weaving is common in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. The cloth is created on a spinning wheel called a charkha. Although cotton is the most common raw material used to make the […]

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Banarashi – The Finest Wedding Silk

October 26, 2017

Amongst the finest sarees made in India, Banarashi originally hails from Varanasi. Known for gold and silver embroidery, Banarashi is traditionally worn by brides on their wedding day. The intricate pattern work on this material can take anywhere between two weeks and a month to create – the reason it is so expensive compared to […]

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Jam Dhani – A Fabric for Royalty

October 1, 2017

Hailing from Dhaka, Jam Dhani sarees are known worldwide as one of the finest muslins available on the market. Its floral and geometric patterns are instantly recognisable and highly sought after by people from all walks of life, including royalty. This form of weaving is seeing a revival in Bangladesh, due to government intervention to […]

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Kantha – The Pride of Bangladesh

September 25, 2017

For centuries rural Bangladesh has been much poorer, with fewer opportunities for its residents, than nearby cities. But one of its great riches is the embroidering art of Kantha. This form of embroidery takes various shapes and its products have become a traditional commodity found in homes across Bangladesh. It is usually created with the […]

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Tangail – The Tale Behind the Mangos…

September 9, 2017

Tangail is a district in the central region of Bangladesh. It has the second largest population in the country, just after the Dhaka district. During the rainy season the local river Jamuna actually becomes up to four miles wide, making it one of the widest rivers in the world during this time. It is amazing […]

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