Busy needle workers at Geneva Camp

Sabina Yesmin | Update:

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.

Sabina YesminA worker is busy with a needle on a piece of decorative embroidery.

Sabina YesminWhite beads are used in embroidery.

Sabina YesminVarious materials are used for embroidery work.

Sabina YesminThe design is drawn on the plain cloth before starting the embroidery.

Sabina YesminA woman works on a wedding scarf.

Sabina YesminFocus is crucial while carrying out needlework.

Sabina YesminColourful embroidered outfits displayed at a shop.

Sabina YesminAfter painting the pattern in white on the clothes, the embroidery is done.

Sabina YesminIt takes several hours to complete an outfit.

Sabina YesminKarchupi embroidery is being done on blue.

Sabina YesminFast moving fingers of a worker are seen on the piece of cloth being worked on.

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