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'World Craft City' status for Sonargaon
Bangladesh, Oct. 21 -- The recognition of Sonargaon, a region not far from Dhaka, as a World Craft City is undoubtedly a befitting tribute to the place. It was the birthplace of the fabled 'muslin'. Through the ages, its superfine fabric earned fame among the royal and aristocratic societies around the world. After the forced extinction of the fabric engineered by the British colonial rulers, its descendant Jamdani took its place. 'Jamdani' has also been enjoying an adorable status among the womenfolk in search of saris made of a specially woven cloth. Since Sonargaon has witnessed many ups and downs in the history of muslin and 'Jamdani' products, the region became integral to the evolution of both muslin and 'Jamdani'. Sonargaon had been ...
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