The International Weavers Festival is once again set to take the stage on 1 February, 2019, at the Banani Rajuk Field, Dhaka.
The event, which aims to revive the ailing local weaving and handloom industry, empower the weavers, and raise the profile of indigenous handloom. The festival will feature both top local designers, exhibiting handloom attires, and well-known international designers, in addition to musical performances by popular artists.
Special attraction includes a special fashion drama titled, “Fashion Fusion” that will highlight popular songs of yesteryears with fusion saris; a blend of the East with the West. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be handed over to weavers of the indigenous regions in recognition for their contribution to the handloom industries of Bangladesh.
In addition, we are extremely excited to announce that for the first time this year, Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation (founded last year for underprivileged women artisans) will also be under the umbrella of International Weavers Festival. They will have stalls, not only showcasing items, but also for sale, on the day of the event (from 1PM to 5PM) of different crafts of regional Bangladesh.
A coffee table book will also be available depicting all the regional crafts of Bangladesh which will be handed out to all the dignitaries.