Muslin Tour

On the 8th February, a group including Rosemary Crill and Sonia Ashmore, both textile experts from the V&A Museum in the UK, were taken on a tour that started off from Dhaka.  The group visited areas around Rupganj and Narayanganj, which were the homes of muslin weavers in the past and are the weaving centres for current jamdani manufacture.  They saw shanas (reeds) being made, fine yarn being processed and chatted with master weavers while sipping daab (green coconut) water.  The group had lunch at Kumudini center and the day ended with a visit to Sonargaon, the ancient capital city, including its Craft Museum.