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Folk Art and Craft Museum


Lok Shilpa Jadughar (Folk Art and Craft Museum) of Sonargaon was established by Bangladeshi painter Joynul Abedin on March 12, 1975. This is prosperous with several unique collections that you'll never find at any other place. Some are lost from our country, and only those remain. 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, the woman working, etc. Also, you'll find the miniature version of the several boats from my country, which are nowadays vanished after competing with the mechanical vehicles. The baroque decoration and the elaborated painting on the plaster of the building are really eye-catching



The foundation was established in July 1975.[3] It was amended through the Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation Act in parliament. The minister of cultural affairs.[1] It holds a yearly month-long fair celebrating folk art.[4] It also holds fair every Bengali New Year.


How To Go

By road with taxi/three/wheeler/bus from anywhere in Dhaka. From Gulistan in Dhaka you can take a bus to the Mograpara bus stand, then you can go to the museum by CNG / rickshaw. On the way to Meghna river - Sonargaon Upazila Vaidya Bazar launch ghat by rickshaw / CNG with Bangladesh Folk and Crafts Museum, Sonargaon.


Source: Bangladesh National Portal, Wikipedia