Bangladesh

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Ritualistic painting

Most significant examples of ritualistic paintings of Bangladesh are patachitra, karandichitra, Lakshmi sar a, Manasaghat and alpana.   Patachitra is a painted story made by...

Mats and Basketry

Woven and plaited natural fibres like cane, bamboo, reeds and grass have been used from earliest times to fulfil mankind's basic needs. In Bangladesh...

Kantha

The kantha, from the Sanskrit term kontha (rags), is a quilt of recycled old cloth indigenous to Bangladesh, West Bengal and Bihar—where it is...

Jute

Jute is used for a wide range of crafts such as sataranji (carpets), tapestries, handbags, bedspreads, stationeries, bangles, jewelry, footwear, baskets, lamp shades, wall-hangings,...

Jamdani

Jamdani, the loom figured muslin, was the chef d'oeuvre of the Dhaka loom. The name was derived from the Persian word jam-dar meaning flowered or...

Jewellery and Filigree

Jewellery products include rings, earrings, lockets, necklaces, chains, bracelets, bangles, nose pins, jhumkas, and tikli.  Delicate filigree work is used to make atardan (otto-pot),...

Ethnic Textiles

Women in indigenous, ethnic communities in Bangladesh continue to use the traditional  back strap loom known as bain tant for weaving their own clothes.....

Terracotta

  Pottery, toys, figures and plaques are produced in terracotta.  Pitchers, pot covers, woks, various containers, planters etc. and figures are decorated with incised and...