Monday, May 3, 2010

Sonargaon: Folk art and craft museum


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Saturday, 01st May 2010

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Art and Craft Museum


Sonargaon has a folk art and craft museum for the visitors. This is just 15-20 taka rickshaw fair cost from the Mograpara Corssing at Sonargaon. This remain open from morning 9 to afternoon 5. Wednesday and the Thursday this museum remain close as their weekend. This museum is prosperous with several unique collection those you'll never find at any other place. Some are lost from our country, and only those are remains.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Entrance to the Museum


The main museum building is placed at the "Sardar Bari". "Sardar Bari" was built by a Hindu Zamindar of Sonargaon in 1901. Alike the other Zamindar house of that period, this one also looks like Indian houses, but the shape of the house was looked like the European Palaces. The baroque decoration and the elaborated painting on the plaster of the building are really eye catching.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Statue of Zainul Abedin


This will cost you 10 taka to enter the museum area. Its a vast area, and will take you lots of time to round the area. You'll find a art gallery of "Zainul Abedin" inside the museum area.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Inside the Museum


There are two Exhibition Galleries inside the museum. Both of them consist of some status showing the local life of Bangladeshi people, for example farming, woman working etc. Also you'll find the miniature version of the several boats from my country, which are now a days vanished after competing with the mechanical vehicles.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj

The Museum area has several lakes, and you can take a boat ride by spending almost nothing money. Its too cheap. Also you can do a fishing at the lakes by paying a required amount of money.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Ornate design at the plaster of the museum building


There is an area where the kid or the mature people can have some local rides, for example Nagor Dola. This is the most busiest place from the museum area according to my observation.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj

There is a small local market, where you can by crafts, and other stuffs like Jamdani Sarees. I have found the shops where closed, but May be after 3:00 they are open for the visitors. You can check that yourself at your next visit.

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj

Folk art and craft museum, sonargaon, narayanganj
Four man caring Palki(char beharar palanki)

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