How the Phulia Tangail went from boom to bust6 min read . Updated: 26 Aug 2016, 11:18 AM IST
And now, driven by designers, it is showing signs of a resurgence in the domestic market
Shibnath Basak notices visitors through the warp screen, turning his head for the briefest of moments. It is past dusk and Shibnath, a thinly built man who has been weaving saris for 35 years, is working in a dimly lit room with a tin roof and no fan. His voice is barely audible over the click-clack-click-clack of the loom. Shibnath, 58, has seen better days. “Bhaat jotena aajkal (the money I earn doesn’t even provide for food)," he says. He had to sell the two looms he owned to get his daughter married. These days, he works at a friend’s loom in Phulia’s Basak Para.
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