A ne­glected craft

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

The piece about the growth of the nakshi kan­tha in­dus­try in ru­ral Bangladesh was quite in­for­ma­tive. Having seen the work my­self, I can say with con­vic­tion that it was some of the most beau­ti­ful pieces of hand em­broi­dery I’ve ever seen. It is sad, how­ever, that the hard­work­ing women as­so­ci­ated with the nakshi kan­tha in­dus­try are strug­gling hard to find the right means to ex­port their work.

To lend th­ese women a help­ing hand, the gov­ern­ment of Bangladesh should set up proper ex­port chan­nels right in their vil­lages. This will save them from the greedy mid­dle­men who eat into their prof­its. This step can also help en­sure qual­ity con­trol. If the women are trained to be­come en­trepreneurs, Bangladesh has the po­ten­tial to turn nakshi kan­tha em­broi­dery into one of its lead­ing ex­ports.

Sameera Ibrahim

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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