Handmade Paper from Bangladesh





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Published on Sep 26, 2012

In Bangladesh, they create delicate paper from everyday materials—jute, a common crop; silk, leftover from fabric mills that make sarees and punjabies; and even water hyacinth, a weed that fills the many waterways. They cut and fold the paper into shapes for cards, ornaments, garlands and gifts. What began as a small group of women making twine ropes from home has become a successful business of craftswomen working together, earning income to support their families and send their children to school. Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade pioneer, partners with artisan group Prokritee to sell their handcrafted items in the U.S.


  • Category

  • Song

    • Village Folk - De Wolfe Music
  • Artist

    • De Wolfe Music Library
  • Album

    • DWCD 0168 - India - From Other Lands
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    • AdRev for a 3rd Party (on behalf of De Wolfe Music); AdRev Publishing


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