Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Anchored In Heritage

Anchored In Heritage

Lungi is the symbol of Bengal nobility. The quality of Bangladeshi Lungi is the best in Asia as it is a vividly patterned, sheer cotton fabric,

traditionally woven on a handloom by craftspeople and apprentices.

Once vibrant, the weaving of traditional Lungi in handlooms is on the wane due to mass use of power loom these days.

Following the footsteps of their ancestors, only a very few families are involved with the handloom

tradition at Rohitpur village in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital.

With the market flooded with products far cheaper than handloom ones, patronage for their goods dipped.

Besides, a yarn price hike has dealt a blow to handloom weavers.

The photographs were taken on Friday.

                —Reaz Ahmed Sumon