4-day Heritage Handloom Festival ends at Gulshan in Capital

Dhaka, Oct 27 – Entrepreneurs and designers from across the country showcased traditional and heritage products at the four-day ‘Heritage Handloom Festival-2019’ that ended here on Saturday. The festival organised by SME Foundation and Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB) with support from the Cultural Affairs Ministry began at Gardenia Grand Hall of Gulshan-2 on Wednesday to promote local handloom products and prevent the extinction of traditional items.
Planning Minister MA Mannan inaugurated it as the chief guest.
Products from as many as 15 sectors, including jute, Jamdani, Khadi, Rajshahi silk, cane, bamboo, folk art, Nakshi Kantha, Mirpur Benarasi, Tangail handloom, Sirajganj handloom, Rangamati handloom and Manipuri handloom, were displayed at 45 stalls during the festival.
Besides, seminars, fashion shows, folk dance and music nights were also arranged on the occasion. – UNB