Folk Art Museum - Preserving Bangladeshi Traditions and Culture
Just outside of the city of Dhaka, lies one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh, namely Sonargaon. With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum, was established in Sonargaon in 1975, which has not only become a major attraction in the city, but also for the entire region.
The museum is located on a picturesque fifty hectare piece of land that consists of breathtaking landscapes, peaceful artificial lakes and ponds, and of course the structures that make up the Folk Art Museum complex. The main museum concentrates it attention to the skills and expertise of the artisans and artists of the country. The two smaller Folk Arts and Crafts Museums exhibit wooden crafts, brass, bamboo and metal crafts, painted work, musical instruments, pottery, textiles, ornaments and much more. Other facilities at the museum complex include a crafts sales centre, restaurants, crafts village, library, rest house, documentation centre, stage and godwon. Local families visit the complex not only to explore their own history, but to enjoy the tranquility of the complex. What once was only a dream for Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, a legendary painter in Bangladesh, has become a complex filled with history, education and beauty. The Folk Art Museum is a wonderful attraction to visit while in the Dhaka region, and can be enjoyed by the entire family. Discover the Folk Art Museum, and discover Bangladesh.