Rickshaw Painting: Bangladeshi Art

Introducing rickshaws, three-wheeled non-motorized passenger carts, to the urban areas of Bangladesh in the 1940s led to a new art form, rickshaw painting. Rickshaw painters learn their craftsmanship from mentors at workshops. Their passion is evident in the painted backboards...

Happy Bangladeshi New Year! Pahela Baishakh

Pahela Baishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar. It has been celebrated within urban and rural communities since Mughal emperor Akbar inaugurated it in the fifteenth century to align with harvest season and tax collection. Irrespective of its...

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