|English||Dhamrai Metal Crafts|
|Local language||ধামরাই মেটাল ক্রাফটস|
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The main objectives of Dhamrai Metal Crafts are listed below:
Bangladesh is an ancient land filled with an array of fascinating cultures, diverse people, interesting scenery and a history of metal artistry that can be traced back to many centuries. The metal casting techniques employed include: the lost wax method, clay method, sand casting method, spoon-making method and plate-making method.
Dhamria Metal Crafts is helping to keep the legacy of this traditional art form alive hoping that future generations in Bangladesh will come to appreciate the time and effort that goes into making these unique objects. If this trade is ever lost, an important part of Bangladesh’s artistic tradition will vanish forever.
The main center for metal casting in Bangladesh is in a village known as “Dhamrai.” For many generations, this predominately Hindu village has produced “handmade” metal-ware for markets throughout Bangladesh. These items include masterpiece quality statues, decanters, bowls, spoons and plates.
Dhamrai, which is located 39 kilometers northwest of Dhaka (the capital city of Bangladesh), resides along the banks of the “Bangshi” and “Kakilajani” Rivers. This area has a rich history that can be traced all the way back to the Pala Dynasty (800 – 1100 AD) during which both early Buddhist and Hindu settlements once flourished. Throughout the Dhamrai area, one can still witness many Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist structures that date back many hundreds of years.
Dhamrai Metal Crafts has been doing metal casting using the lost wax method for many generations. As a leader in this field, they recognize that unless the entire industry is strong, then none of the workshops will survive.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||A-71 West Kahethpara, Dhamrai, Dhaka-1350|