is indeed a shoppers' paradise with a rich
tradition in handicrafts at throw away prices.
While muslin of ancient Dhaka has gone into
history, other products such as contemporary
paintings, wood works, shital pati (mattress
having cooling effect), bamboo decoration
pieces, cane and conch shell products, gold
and silver ornament, cotton, silk, gold,
silver, jute, reed, brassware, traditional
dolls and leather goods also receive deep
appreciation of the lovers of arts and crafts
now and over the past centuries. In addition,
Bangladesh is famous for pink pearl.
Jute & Jute Products: Bangladesh is the world largest producer of natural jute and jute industry of Bangladesh produces wide range of jute products which include various jute bags and jute made handicrafts. Bangladesh Jute mills also manufacture and export Jute twine or jute yarn and jute sack packaging sack bags and jute hessian cloth bag for various packaging and industrial use.
Pink Pearl : Pink pearls are one of the
best buy in Dhaka. These natural products
are unparallel in luster.
Gold & Silver : A wide range
of gold and silver ornaments, silver filigree
work etc. are considered by many travelers
to be unparalleled.
Brass & Copperware : Among the
best buys here are brass and copperware
trays, wall decorations, vases etc. all
are hand made with fine engravings and filigree
work. Products made from the hides and skins
of animals and reptiles, intricate wood
carvings, cane and bamboo products, conch
shell, bangles, embroidered quilts, jamdani
and silk fabrics can also be bought. These
are available in DIT market and a number
of exclusive shop in New Elephant Road,
Duty- free Shopping: Duty free sales
and display centers run by Bangladesh Parjatan
Corporation (NTO) are located in Dhaka,
Zia International Airport, Mohakhaii and
These shops enjoy the reputation of being
well established with a wide range of goods
at unbeatable prices. Goods available include
wines and spirits, perfumes, cigarettes,
hi-fi stereo and audio-visual equipment,
Cameras, Watches and a range of household
appliances. All purchases must be paid for
in foreign currency.