My visit to the Sonargaon Folk Art & Crafts Museum.
Bangladesh Folk Art & Crafts Foundation (BFACF) has worked to preserve and showcase a wide range of traditional crafts, including pottery, weaving, embroidery, woodwork, and more. The Sonargaon Museum is one of the places where you can get to see all history related to our culture, nation, and religion at a glance.
I have visited the place several times and every time it wonders me. The collection is so huge that I can't finish off and had to go back again and again. Also, the natural beauty and architectural significance of the place are what attract tourists the most.
Let me share my visit to the museum with some photos.
Before I start sharing the folk arts and crafts, I want to give you a reference to the palace where the museum is located.
Isn't it amazing?
I have shared a detailed post about the place from my previous visit. Here's the post, you can take a look.
The museum is housed in the former residence of the British Deputy Governor, which was built in the early 20th century.
The museum's collection includes artifacts and exhibits related to the history and culture of Sonargaon and its surrounding areas. The exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including the city's ancient history, its role as a center of trade and commerce, and its cultural and artistic traditions.
The first floor is delicate with some historical photos related to our folk art and craft. Then the exhibition starts where you will get to see a huge collection of wooden statues, daily life products, Hindu god/goddess statues, and all.
This museum also has a collection of photographs and other historical documents related to the history of Sonargaon. These documents provide insight into the city's past, including its role as an important center of trade and commerce during the Mughal and British periods.
There are so many things to see. For example, this wooden locker and bed; sure give an understanding of the lifestyle of our ancestors.
Hinduism was the major religion of that time, so you will get to see a lot of statues related to their god and goddess. The detail and beauty of they will surely amuse you.
Here are some more!
These two really fascinated me. The table and wall hanging. They are so beautifully done, I wish I could get to see such work these days.
Overall, the Sonargaon Museum provides visitors with a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of this important city in Bangladesh. The museum's collection of traditional folk art and crafts is particularly noteworthy, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the region.
I would definitely love to visit this museum again.
Wow~ Amazing artifacts! Thankfully they preserve all this historical items. This is what I want a museum to visit. 😍
Yes, I'm so grateful to see all of this. A must-visit place. Thanks :)
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All of this just reminds of the fact that a day is going to come (many years from now) where the things we use now, will be locked in museums like this, and we too will be referred to as the 'ancestors' 😅
Yea, I sometimes think about this. For example our Caset player and the old telephones. :)
I know it is not the same but this visit brings me back to my time spend in Jaipur some years back. You could feel the history and there was evidence of it not only in the museum, but in the doors and streets and architecture.
Amazing tour you took us on REM! 🇨🇦
I know what exactly you are referring to. Jaypur is such a wonderful place, every inch of it is covered by historical evidence.
There is a place nearby this museum, a 1000 years old city. That is kind of similar to Jaypur. I would share some photos of the place as well soon.
Very cool artifacts and so much to see. I love how the stairs on the outside are waterside.
The place is one of a kind. A palace, a huge museum, greenery, flower gardens, a huge lake, and ponds; there is so much to see.
Thanks for your wonderful words.