Tootli Rahman, the founder of the International Weaver’s festival launched Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation on the 12th May 2018 at a residence in Gulshan, the chief guest was H.E. The American Ambassador Ms. Marcia Bernicat. It was well attended by others who are also enthusiasts of Heritage and culture of our country. The aim of the foundation is to bring together the diverse works of Bangladesh’s artisans and highlight our rich heritage and culture, in the hope of reviving a tradition which is in decline.
After the success of last years event , Hotel Radisson has come forward to be our hospitality partner this year . There will be a two days exhibition which will be held on (Airport Road, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka)Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of August, 2019 from 11am to 7 pm. Items on display will range from deshi textiles like Dhakai Jamdani, Rajshahi silks, muslins etc. to household items. Shokher Hari and other traditional crafts that are quintessentially Bangladeshi will be displayed. Regional items from most areas of Bangladesh will be brought under one roof including our famous foodstuffs like Dhakai cheese, Bakherkhani, pitha etc.
2nd Exhibition of Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation organized by TS Events Media & Communication Partners The Pages & thepages.com.bd , Hospitality partner RadissionBlu Dhaka Water Garden, Media Partner: The Daily Star , Daily Somokal , ATN Bangla , Channel 24 , Abc Radio 89.2 ,Hernet TV . This Program sponsor by tootli’s Creations , Moon’s Boutique ;The Sizzle , One Culture Chaman’s ,P17 Fourm .
To make the event more interesting, there will also be short cultural programmes showcasing Bangladeshi crafts and culture both the days.
The Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation is a collaborative enterprise bringing together people who take pride in their heritage and are keen to uphold it, while at the same time also providing a perfect platform for Ambassadors from other countries to showcase their culture and heritage.
This year with crafts we have also included culture and everything related to the Heritage of Bangladesh.
Our Advisors are- Vice President International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh, Ms. RokiaAfzal Rahman, Brig. Gen.(Retd) Md. Manzur Qader, President of Gulshan Society Mr. Sakhawat Abu Khair Mohammad, Women Entrepreneur Dilruba Ahmed, Noted Singer Nashid Kamal, Artist Rokeya Sultana, Actor Sara Zaker, CEO & MD of Persona Ms. Kaniz Almas Khan, Dancer Dolly Iqbal, Head of Legal & External Affairs of BAT Ms. Mubina Asaf, Editor of Daily Ittefaq Ms. Tasmima Hossain, Culinary Expert Ms. Alpana Habib
Our Chief Guests for the first day will be Political Advisor to the Prime Minister Mr. HossainToufique Imam and Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Industries Mr. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun MP, Honorary Guest is Mr. Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP, Special Guest is Ambassador of Vietnam H.E. Tran Van Khoa.
Chief Guests for the second day will be Ambassador of Thailand H.E. Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, Honorary Guest is President of BGMEA Ms. Rubana Huq.