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Brass & Pottery Trip

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This is a day trip that takes you to experience Bengal’s ancient history through stories of Artisans. Highlights include a boat ride to the Pottery Village back in time, slow down to see a world of brass sculpturing and get treated to lunch with the master sculpture artisan himself.

Kakran Pottery Village: (Dhaka to Savar: 3 hrs drive)

Our story of the slit that creates the clay our people use everyday for prayer, vessels and toys, begins in the mountains of the Himalayas and ends in the Bay of Bengal. This clay is used to sow thousands of acres of rice in, to preserve our land from floods in the largest delta in the world, to carry water in and more. Half a million people have made clay creations as their livelihood in 680 villages.
A 45 min. wooden boat ride from Nayarhat near Savar, floats by rice paddy fields, and acres of bright yellow mustard fields (in the winter), rural lifestyles of people washing clothes in the river, bathing, watering their fields, ploughing the fertile land etc.
The clay from these riverbanks is collected when the river level is low, and used year round.  A visit to a potter’s home offers a glimpse of how this is a family trade, the choice of clay pots that are made and more.

Smrithi Shudho National Monument: 

This monument symbolizes our independence from Pakistan in 1971. It took 6 years to build and was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain. This is also the resting place of many (mass graves) that were martyred during the independence war of 1971.

Brass Sculpture Mansion in Dhamrai: (30 mins drive )

The art of brass sculpturing dates back to the Pala dynasty around 880 AD. Generations of Bengal craftsmen have preserved and nurtured this technique of wax/clay/brass sculpturing to make items for culinary use to religious effigies and idols for Buddhism and Hinduism. Lunch in the ancient veranda of the Banik Mansion while listening to the stories of Sukanto and his mother transports you to a world of exquisite craftsmanship, heritage and passionate commitment that has preserved this art for 200 years.  Lecture and a demo on the technique on the steps of the workshops over mint tea is a real treat.

What's Included

  • Meals: 1 Lunch
  • Transport: All local land transport and included sightseeing
  • A dedicated crew with an experienced logistics manager and english speaking guides
  • Local taxes & service Charges
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