A 10-day ‘Jamdani Fair’ will begin on the premise Shilpakala Academy in the city on May 16, aiming to promote the century-old tradition of weaving the fabric.
Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) and Shilpakala Academy are jointly organising the fair.
There will be some 25 stalls in the fair which will remain open for visitors from 10am to 10pm everyday till May 25, said a BSCIC release.
Various types of Jamdani sarees, including Tersa, Jolpar, Pannahazar, Karola, Dublajal, Saburga, Bolihar, Shaplaful, Angurlota, Mayurpachpar, Baghnali, Kalmilota, Chandrapar and Jhumka will be displayed in the stalls.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will inaugurate the fair.
Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, state minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder and state minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will be present at the inaugural function.