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12:00 AM, March 29, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2021

The story of Ranyaful

In Chakma literature, Ranyaful refers to a kind of wildflower that grows without much care in the mountains. In Rangamati, a production house has started its journey under the name 'Rannayful,' to reintroduce and revive the ethnic crafts through their products.

Tajimi Chakma, a young and educated woman, came up with this unique idea to start her own production house and eventually launched the Ranyaful Facebook page on 2 July, 2019. The two siblings, Tajimi Chakma and Igimi Chakma are the owners of Ranyaful production house. 

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"Our journey began with the urge to do something using our free time. Ranyaful production house is running through a Facebook page as we do not have any outlet, as we are still struggling to establish our business," shares Igimi Chakma.

During the Covid-19 period, the platform for indigenous small women entrepreneurs "Sabangee" which means 'colleagues who work together equally,' gave us a great opportunity to interact with many clients. The Sabangee platform works with indigenous women entrepreneurs from both the hill districts and other parts of the country.

As the raw material are Dhaka-centric, we did not stop working, but came all this way to give our best for our beloved production house. "Basically, our focus is to design and produce handmade clothing. The main purpose of this is to enhance our own traditional designs through hand painting," says Tajimi. Ranyaful is an artistic production house set to provide ethnic attires with artistic paintings.

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