Satranji, the handicraft tradition

Satranji, the handicraft tradition

Meaning hundred colour fabrics, Satranji is a deep-rooted tradition of North Bengal.

A Satranji artisan represents the profile of a person with great skill and creativity.

The Satranji activity is crucial to supporting the artisans and their’s community economically. The loom most commonly belongs in the rural home villages as women’s daily activities, shared between domestic tasks and child care. Part of the income generated by Satranji weaving are destined to financing studies for their children.

The art of Satranji weaving still survives in a very limited extent in the region of Rangpur although the artisans concerned face many limitations. SICA celebrates the traditional art applying to it’s upcycled home collection.
The fair trade partnership gives to the local artisans the opportunity to explore and develop traditional crafts and to pursue contemporary designs


daily Bangladesh


Drinking chai before starting the day and a couple of times throughout the day is very much integrated into Bangladeshi’s culture.



The bright colours with strong outlines are very much present on the streets of Bangladesh decorating rickshaws, trucks, buses and other public transportation. Some register on making rickshaw paintings in a workshop space downtown Old Dhaka.




When the subject is football, the Bangladeshis cheer either to Brazil or Argentina. I have not imagined until experienced being there during 2014’s World Cup. Streets throughout the country had Brazilian flags everywhere. I felt even more blessed and welcomed to intense and beautiful Bangladesh. Some of the decoration permanently stay on walls. Bangladesh I love your smile and love your style!



text_ Simone Simonato,  photos_ Johann Angermann