Friday, 7 November 2008

Old Dhaka heritage walk

This morning I joined another teacher and a few other people I didn't know on a free heritage walk around Old Dhaka. It focused on Shakhari Bazaar, or Hindu Street, and the surrounds. As you can gather this is a Hindu area of Dhaka with many buildings dating back to the early 1800s. plus it is an area of local craftsmen, including the famous bracelet makers that cut one piece bracelets from conch shells and lots of kite shops. The local kite festival is coming up in August. Here is some of the colour.A shopkeeper blowing the famous conch shell, which are imported from India.
Making the conch shell bracelets

Adding a fine iron powder to the drum skin to improve the sound.
Kite shopping is done!

Fresh meat anyone????
Rosebuds for sale.

What colour would you like?

I will do another post on the buildings.

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