The embroidery hub at the Geneva camp in Mohammadpur, Dhaka is now abuzz. The needleworkers are busy around the clock on the eve of Eid as embroidered outfits are high in demand during this period. They try to come up with unique designs each Eid, though the Indian clothes have caused a decline in the demand for their work. It takes seven or eight hours to complete the embroidery of a single outfit. The payment varies between Tk 500 to 1,500. Prothom Alo’s Sabina Yesmin captured moments of the embroidery work at the Geneva camp recently.
A worker is busy with a needle on a piece of decorative embroidery.
White beads are used in embroidery.
Various materials are used for embroidery work.
The design is drawn on the plain cloth before starting the embroidery.
A woman works on a wedding scarf.
Focus is crucial while carrying out needlework.
Colourful embroidered outfits displayed at a shop.
After painting the pattern in white on the clothes, the embroidery is done.
It takes several hours to complete an outfit.
Karchupi embroidery is being done on blue.
Fast moving fingers of a worker are seen on the piece of cloth being worked on.