A 16-day International Jamdani Taant Bastra Fair begins from tomorrow (Sunday) on the premises of the Siddheshwari Girls School at Bailey Road in the city. Bangladesh Weavers' Product and Manufacturing Business Association (BWPMBA) is organising the fair.
State Minister for Finance MA Mannan will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest.
The main objective of the fair is to regain Jamdani's lost glory by promoting the traditional product at home and abroad, organisers said.
"We would be able to improve the quality of traditional jamdani clothing assessing customers' choice and attitude in the fair," Mohammad Osman Goni, Vice-President of the association and Secretary of the Fair Organizing Committee, told BSS. Goni, also member of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), said this year too women entrepreneurs would display unique aspects of their products in the exposition.
An array of traditional clothing including jamdani saree, lungee, handloom products, 3-piece and 2-piece will be showcased in a total of 90 stalls. The fair will remain open for all from 9 am to 8 pm everyday and continue till the Eid day Bangladesh is now exporting a huge quantity of the traditional clothes including Jamdani and Taant sarees to many countries in Europe, Canada, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the UAE, according to the weavers' product manufacturers association.