World Craft City
Narayanganj, Oct 13 (UNB) – Sonargaon, one of the old capitals of the historic region of Bengal, has been recognised as the ‘World Craft City’ for being the birthplace of Jamdani, opening the door of creative tourism. In a landmark decision, the World Craft Council (WCC) gave the recognition through a letter on Friday, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Sonargaon Anjan Kumar Sarkar. “The recognition will widen the door of creativity, talents and experiences,” he said. The recognition came after the Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation and Bengal Foundation, which organises Jamdani Festival, jointly appealed to the WCC seeking recognition of the city, located near the old course of the Brahmaputra River, as a world craft city for Jamdani and Weaving.