Manjulika Chakma and Niaz Zaman
Regional Conference and Workshop
Bain: Weaving the Past, Present and Future
Dhaka, March 22 -24, 2009
- By moderate estimates, it is understood that Bangladesh has at least 888,115 weavers.
- Of these weavers, 472,367 are male and 415,748 female.
- Male weavers work on the power loom, the handloom, the Chittaranjan loom and the pit loom.
- Most female weavers work on the handloom
–Some on the stake loom
–But the majority work on the backstrap loom.