2017 CPI Research Presentation on ICH

The four participants of ICHCAP’s invitation program successfully completed their sojourn in the Republic of Korea. The program, as a part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI), was aimed to build an ICH information network in the Asia-Pacific region. On...

Shital Pati: A Traditional Handicraft of Bangladesh

Shital pati (literally “cool mat”) is an age-old traditional handicraft item of Bangladesh, which is sometimes used as alternative to bed sheets. For generations, people living in the Northeastern districts in the country, such as Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Sunamganj, Netrokona,...

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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