Folk art exhibition underway in Bangladesh's capital

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An exhibition titled "Bangabandhu Folk Art and Folk Music" is underway at Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Exhibition Gallery of the Bangladesh National Museum in capital Dhaka.

The exhibition, held from Oct. 16 till Oct. 26 in commemoration of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, brought together artists from across the country through folk arts.

"I highlight the heritage of my country, the tradition of my Sonargaon (a historic place in Narayanganj) at wall mat and Nakshi kantha (embroidered quilt)," said Hosne Ara, a folk artist who sells her works to to earn bread and butter for her family.

"For the last two decades, I've been trying to present our 2,000 years old paintings in my way," another folk artist Patua Nazir Hossain said.

"We should try to present our culture in our ways," he said.

The artist, who is trying to present the Royal Bengal Tiger to the whole world in his own way, said the Royal Bengal Tiger is on the verge of extinction.

Tanvir Hossain Abir, a visitor from Kishoreganj district, said he is very happy to visit the exhibition.

"Those who live in the city do not see these things. I would tell them to visit the exhibition and see the folk arts of Bangladesh," said the visitor. 

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