Bangladesh heritage crafts showcased at a two-day fair in the city

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Dhaka: With the aim of bringing together the diverse works of Bangladesh's artisans and highlight the country's rich heritage and culture, Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation (BHCF) arranged a two-day exhibition titled 'Heritage Hut' on October 5 and 6 in Gulshan, Dhaka.

The exhibition was to showcase the rich culture and to provide a platform for other countries of the diverse culture.

Tootli Rahman, the founder of International Weaver's Festival, and now the leader of a group of 28 women that make up the founding members, the executive board and the working committee of Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation, a non-profit organisation. The team with collaborative effort take pride in their classic "Deshi Make".

The non-profit organisation aims to resort, revive and boost our deeply rooted heritage and prized possessions in cottage industries and crafts of Bangladesh. They work to facilitate, help generate income and support and engage a large number of highly skilled, yet nearly extinct craftsmen all around our country.

At the exhibition, the women entrepreneurs of the Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation displayed potteries from Rajshahi and Dhamrai, and mask art by Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.

Tootli Rahman displayed both her pottery and jamdani saris. Kids wear was displayed by By-Deshi Junior, of Faria Rahman. Other handicrafts were displayed greeting cards by Ask Handicraft by Kolporoop.

One Culture displayed rickshaw art. Greenfield Jutex displayed their range of jute products. From saris and other clothing items were exhibited by Alankrita Bangladesh, Farzana Malik Design, JS Fashion, Z&Z Collection and Chaman's.

The exhibition also displayed heritage crafts of expats and ambassadors of Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Brazil.

The Heritage Crafts Foundation honoured Rokeya Afzal Rahman former adviser to Government of Bangladesh on October 5. Others present on the occasion were Ambassador of Maldives, Aishath Shaan Sakir and Ambassador of Brazil Joao Tabajarade Oliveria Junior.

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