Alexa 4-day heritage handloom festival Wednesday

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4-day heritage handloom festival Wednesday

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:03 PM, 21 October 2019  

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

A four-day ‘Heritage Handloom Festival-2019’ will kick off on Wednesday in the city aimed at promoting local handloom products and protecting the extinction of traditional items.

SME Foundation and Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB) with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs are jointly organizing the festival for the second time in the hall room of Khazana Gardenia in the city’s Gulshan 2 area.

The announcement came at a press conference at a city hotel on Monday, jointly organized by SME Foundation and the AFDB.

Planning Minister MA Mannan is expected to inaugurate the festival as the chief guest on the day.

Managing Director of SME Foundation Md Shafiqul Islam and AFDB President Mantasha Ahmed, among others, also spoke on the occasion.

Some 45 entrepreneurs and designers in 45 stalls will showcase traditional and heritage products that will be brought from different regions of the country.

The products of 15 sectors are jute products, Jamdani, Khadi, Sirajganj Handloom, Rajshahi Silk, Cane and Bamboo, folk art,  Nakshi Kantha, Mirpur benarasi, Tangail Taant, Sirajgonj Taant (Lungi, Gamcha, Sarees), Rangamati Handloom and Monipuri Handloom.

The exhibition will remain open for all from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on an inaugural day and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on October 24, 25 and 26.