A 10-day long Jamdani exhibition will begin at the National Museum on June 19 in the capital to spread the country’s traditional handicraft’s popularity among the city people.
Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) and the National Museum authority are jointly organising the exhibition.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu is expected to inaugurate the exhibition as chief guest while state minister for Textile and Jute ministry Mirza Azam and industries ministry senior secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will present as special guests, says a BSCIC press release.
A total of 27 stall will showcase different types of Jamdani like tercha, jalpar, pannahajar, corolla, dublajaal, saburga, bolihar, shaplaful, angurlata, mayurpach, baghnoli, kolmilata, chandrapar and jhumka in the exhibition.
BSCIC sources said that the government has set up a Jamdani industrial city and research centre on 20 acres of land at Noapara of Tarabo union under Narayanganj with a view to enhance the traditional Jamdani industries.
A total of 409 industrial plots were developed with the cost of Tk 5.86 crore. Of those, 399 plots were already allocated among the entrepreneurs and 363 Jamdani industrial units have been set up.
There is an arrangement of a weekly hut- corner where the weavers get the chance to showcase and sale their Jamdani product on every Thursday.
The exhibition will remain open for all from 10.00am to 5.00 pm on Friday and Saturday and rest of the days will remain open from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.