Traditional weaving factories face closure in Sherpur
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Dhaka, March 6 -- The weaving industry of the ethnic community is on the verge of extinction in Sherpur district. This district is on the edge of indian border and about 20,000 people of a small ethnic group live there. Keeping the tradition for hundreds of years, they made their own clothes. They used to weave sari, scarf, towel, lungi, bed sheet and other kind of cloths with their own hands. But the weaving industry of the small ethnics in the area, especially the Garo and Koch communities, has been closed due to increase of the value of yarn, labour crisis, shifting to other occupations in search of living. Looms are now being eaten by wood louse in the houses of the Garo and Koch communities.
Local people said once the sound of these...
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