Here are some pictures of various businesses in Bangladesh, from small to large.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Businesses

Painting Snail Shells Tourists
Painting snail shells for tourists. (840k)
Fixing Shoe
Fixing a shoe. (955k)
Fruit Vendor
Fruit vendor. (949k)
7 Layer Tea Tea
7 layer tea near the tea plantations in Srimangal. (549k)
Kitchen
Kitchen. (771k)
Kitchen
Kitchen. (790k)
Small Take-out Restaurant
Small take-out restaurant. (956k)
Small Grocery Stores
Small grocery stores. (927k)
Alley Old Dhaka Fabric
Alley in Old Dhaka with fabric stores. (912k)
Taylor Ironing
Taylor ironing. (573k)
Transporting Colorful Fabrics
Transporting colorful fabrics. (1046k)
Fabric Store
Fabric store. (1011k)
Fabric Store
Fabric store. (800k)
Barber
Barber. (908k)
Had Set Sewing Machines
They had set up their sewing machines on the street. (866k)
Making Bread
Making bread. (733k)
Bread Oven Bread Dough
Bread oven. The bread dough is stuck to the upper part of the oven above the fire. The fresh bread is delicious. (721k)
Carpenter Work
Carpenter at work. (841k)
Stone Work
Stone work. (883k)
Metal Work
Metal work. (678k)
Alternately Hammering Sickle Smithy
Alternately hammering the sickle in a smithy. (793k)
Hammering Sickle
Hammering a sickle. (661k)
Working Bellow Smithy
Working the bellow in the smithy. (810k)
Bicycle Rickshaw Maker
Bicycle rickshaw maker. (916k)
Painted Panels Bicycle Rickshaw
Painted panels for bicycle rickshaw. (951k)
Salt Extraction Sea Water
Salt extraction. Sea water is pumped into the fields and evaporated, leaving the salt. (946k)

Fishing

Fishermen Ganges Delta
Fishermen in the Ganges Delta. (819k)
Fishermen Ganges Delta
Fishermen in the Ganges Delta. (867k)
Fishing Ganges Delta
Fishing in the Ganges Delta. (620k)
Fishing Ganges Delta
Fishing in the Ganges Delta. (536k)
Fishing River
Fishing in the river. (683k)
Small Fishing Boat Kaptai
Small fishing boat on Kaptai Lake. (723k)
Large Fishing Net Kaptai
Large fishing net in Kaptai Lake. (567k)
Hauling Huge Net Must
Hauling in the huge net. It must have been at least 100 m (330 ft) long. (719k)
Pulling Net Land Two
Pulling the net on land. There were two winches that pulled in both sides of the net. (719k)
Winching Net
Winching in the net. (595k)
Fishing Boats Cox's Bazar
Fishing boats at Cox's Bazar with the shape typical for that area. (600k)
Fishing Boats Cox's Bazar
Fishing boats at Cox's Bazar. (668k)
Fishing Boat Cox's Bazar
Fishing boat at Cox's Bazar. (798k)
Fishing Boat Cox's Bazar
Fishing boat at Cox's Bazar. (842k)
Larger Fishing Vessel Cox's
Larger fishing vessel at Cox's Bazar. (654k)
Larger Fishing Vessel Cox's
Larger fishing vessel at Cox's Bazar. (726k)
Landing Todays Catch Fish
Landing todays catch fish. (1003k)
Landing Todays Catch Shrimp
Landing todays catch of shrimp. (886k)
Unloading Catch
Unloading the catch. (945k)
Hauling Catch Fish Market
Hauling the catch to the fish market. (1028k)
Weighing Arriving Catch
Weighing the arriving catch. (854k)
Fish Market
Fish market. (974k)
Crushing Ice Use Keeping
Crushing ice to use for keeping the fish cool. (877k)
Covering Fish Crushed Ice
Covering the fish with crushed ice. (858k)
Getting Baskets Fish Covered
Getting baskets with fish covered with ice for transport. (847k)
Big Catch
Big catch. (816k)
Fish Prepared Drying Soaking
Fish are prepared for drying by soaking them in salt water. (1019k)
Preparing Fish Drying
Preparing fish for drying. (1035k)
Fish Drying Operation
Fish drying operation. (1164k)
Fish Drying Operation
Fish drying operation. (943k)
Drying Fish
Drying fish. (872k)
Drying Fish
Drying fish. (1067k)
Drying Fish
Drying fish. (1025k)
Drying Fish Turned Over
The drying fish are turned over regularly. (848k)
Piling Dried Fish
Piling up dried fish. (877k)
Fixing Fishing Net
Fixing a fishing net. (1020k)
Fixing Fishing Net
Fixing a fishing net. (1268k)

Floating Rice Market

Floating Rice Market
The floating rice market. (543k)
View Floating Rice Market
View of the floating rice market. (841k)
View Floating Rice Market
View of the floating rice market. (628k)
View Floating Rice Market
View of the floating rice market. (884k)
Moving Floating Rice Market
Moving through the floating rice market. (710k)
Way Floating Rice Market
On the way to the floating rice market. (545k)
Way Floating Rice Market
On the way to the floating rice market. (593k)
Large Baskets Rice
One of the large baskets with rice. (801k)
Checking Quality Rice
Checking the quality of the rice. (709k)
Checking Quality Rice
Checking the quality of the rice. (761k)
Weighing Rice
Weighing rice. (893k)
Selling Rice
Selling rice. (869k)
Loading Purchased Rice
Loading the purchased rice. (909k)
Taking Back Empty Baskets
Taking back the empty baskets. (529k)

Brick Factories

Smoking Chimney Brick Factory
Smoking chimney of a brick factory. (614k)
Smoking Chimney Brick Factory
Smoking chimney of a brick factory. (585k)
Mud Cut River Deposit
The mud is cut from the river deposit. (1085k)
River Mud Mixed Water
The river mud is mixed with water to get the right consistency. (852k)
Mud Ready Making Bricks
The mud is ready for making bricks. (1114k)
Hauling Mud Brick Making
Hauling mud for brick making. (734k)
Getting Ready Form Bricks
Getting ready to form bricks. (850k)
Workers Forms Ball Mud
One of the workers forms a ball of mud in the right size, the other has a wooden form for the brick. (829k)
Filled Form Mud Used
He has filled the form with mud and used a wire to cut the top. (823k)
Rows Freshly Formed Bricks
Rows of freshly formed bricks. (1037k)
After Bricks Dried Set
After the bricks have dried some, they are set on edge for further drying. (791k)
Rows Rows Drying Bricks
Rows and rows of drying bricks. (745k)
Bricks Stacked Build Kiln
Bricks stacked up to build a kiln, getting ready for firing. (574k)
Top Kiln Covered Holes
Top of the kiln. The covered holes are used to add firewood. (1036k)
Fire Kiln
Fire in the kiln. (921k)
Mountain Fired Bricks
Mountain of fired bricks. (654k)
Broken Bricks Crushed Machine
Broken bricks are crushed in this machine. I assume the resulting gravel is used as building material as well. (946k)

Silk Factory

Mulberry Trees Growing Leaves
Mulberry trees, growing the leaves that feed the silk worms. (1156k)
Bombyx mori
Silk Moths (Bombyx mori, german: Seidenspinner, french: Bombyx du mûrier) laying eggs. (542k)
Silk Caterpillars
Silk caterpillars. (941k)
Gold-colored Silk Caterpillar Cocoons
Gold-colored silk caterpillar cocoons. (789k)
Cocoons Boiled Kill Caterpillar
The cocoons are boiled to kill the caterpillar and to loosen the silk strand. (566k)
Cocoons Allowed Hatch So
Some of the cocoons are allowed to hatch so the moths can lay new eggs. These cocoons cannot be unraveled, since the silk strand is broken in many pieces. (532k)
Unraveling Silk Cocoons Rolling
Unraveling the silk cocoons and rolling the silk threads on drums. (717k)
Golden-colored Silk
Golden-colored silk. (740k)
Room Full Automatic Looms
A room full of automatic looms. It was very noisy in there. (717k)
Automatic Loom Weave Silk
Automatic loom to weave silk fabric. (707k)
Endless Silk Threads Feeding
Endless silk threads feeding into a loom to create long silk cloth. (730k)
Stamps Print Silk Fabric
Stamps to print the silk fabric. (806k)
Dyed Printed Silk Fabric
Dyed and printed silk fabric. (914k)

Shipyards

Repairing Wooden Boat
Repairing a wooden boat. (714k)
Shipyard
In the shipyard. (677k)
Ship Under Construction Shipyard
Ship under construction in the shipyard. (718k)
Ship Under Construction Shipyard
Ship under construction in the shipyard. (760k)
Ships Being Repaired
Ships being repaired. (591k)
Welding Small Shipyard
Welding in a small shipyard. (860k)

Sand and Stone Quarrying

Dredging Sand
Dredging up sand. (968k)
Hauling Sand
Hauling sand. (1036k)
Unloading Sand
Unloading sand. (1027k)
Hauling Large Load Sand
Hauling a large load of sand. (744k)
Unloading Sand
Unloading sand. (607k)
Unloading Sand
Unloading sand. (1161k)
Stone Quarrying Operation Jaflong
Stone quarrying operation in Jaflong. The stones wash down from the mountains and collect in different places every rainy season. They are extracted and crushed to make building material. (832k)
Stone Quarrying Operation Pump
Stone quarrying operation. They pump water from the river into the quarry to wash out the sand to get to the stones. (865k)
Spot Found Mother Lode
In this spot they found the mother lode, lots of rocks. (1165k)
Pump Station
Pump station. (1100k)
Looked Pretty Chaotic Places
It looked pretty chaotic in places. (922k)
Workers Carry Heavy Loads
The workers carry heavy loads on their heads. (887k)
Workers Carry Heavy Loads
The workers carry heavy loads on their heads. (731k)
Workers Carry Heavy Loads
The workers carry heavy loads on their heads. (1061k)
Heavier Stones Carried Two
Heavier stones are carried by two people. (1040k)
Offloading Gravel
Offloading gravel. (779k)
Carrying Gravel
Carrying gravel. (715k)
Carrying Rocks
Carrying rocks. (762k)
Sifting Larger Gravel Sand
Sifting larger gravel from the sand. (1173k)
Large Stone Crushing Operation
Large stone crushing operation. The stones are fed in at left, go via the conveyor belt to the crusher, left center. The crushed stones are fed via another conveyor belt to the sorter, right center. The sorted gravel is conveyed to different piles, depending on size. (821k)
Larger Stones Broken Before
Larger stones are broken up before they go into the crusher. (1069k)
Carrying Stones Crusher
Carrying stones to the crusher. (694k)
Stones Fed Into Conveyor
The stones are fed into the conveyor belt, which feeds the crusher. (1047k)
Crusher
Crusher. (1001k)
Crusher Creates Lot Dust
The crusher creates a lot of dust. (818k)
Sorter Mesh Different Size
The sorter has mesh with different size openings to sort the crushed gravel by size. (980k)
Gravel Sorted Size
The gravel is sorted by size. (932k)
Small Stone Crushing Operation
Small stone crushing operation. At this one everything is done by hand, no conveyor belts. (990k)
Breaking Large Stones
Breaking up large stones. (867k)
Loading Crusher Right Extracting
Loading the crusher, right, and extracting the crushed stones, left. (953k)
Loading Crushed Stones Onto
Loading the crushed stones onto the truck. (996k)
Truck Coming India Haul
Truck coming from India to haul back stones. (1003k)
Camp Stone Quarry Workers
Camp of the stone quarry workers. (1024k)

Shipping

Pottery Transport
Pottery transport. (995k)
Hauling Straw
Hauling straw. (855k)
Timber Transport
Timber transport. (532k)
Boats Wood Straw
Boats with wood and straw. (619k)
Unloading Straw
Unloading the straw. (774k)
Port Chittagong
Port of Chittagong. (727k)
Large Freighter
Large freighter. (543k)
Offloading Large Freighter
Offloading a large freighter. (538k)
Offloading Large Freighter
Offloading a large freighter. (491k)
Offloading Large Freighter
Offloading a large freighter. (513k)
Offloading Large Freighter
Offloading a large freighter. (562k)

Nakshi Kantha Quilts

From the Nakshi Kantha entry in Wikipedia:

Nakshi Kantha, a type of embroidered quilt, is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition of the Bengal region in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, notable in Bangladesh and Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and part of Assam. The basic material used is thread and old cloth. Nakshi Kanthas are made throughout Bangladesh, but the greater Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Bogra, Rajshahi, Faridpur and Jessore areas are most famous for this craft.

The colorful patterns and designs that are embroidered resulted in the name "Nakshi Kantha", which was derived from the Bengali word "naksha", which refers to artistic patterns. The early Kanthas had a white background accented with red, blue and black embroidery; later yellow, green, pink and other colors were also included. The running stitch called "Kantha stitch" is the main stitch used for the purpose. Traditionally, Kantha was produced for the use of the family. Today, after the revival of the Nakshi Kantha, they are produced commercially.

A large quilt takes several weeks to make. The women get paid only about $3 for making a quilt. The material, old cloth, is supplied to them.

Working Nakshi Kantha Quilt
Working on a Nakshi Kantha Quilt. (867k)
Working Nakshi Kantha Quilt
Working on a Nakshi Kantha Quilt. (609k)
Showing Nakshi Kantha Quilts
Showing Nakshi Kantha Quilts. (949k)
Large Nakshi Kantha Quilt
Large Nakshi Kantha Quilt. (888k)

Video Clips

Forming Bricks Brick Factory
Forming bricks in a brick factory. (139.1M)
Crushing Broken Bricks
Crushing broken bricks. (25.8M)
Unloading Sand Barge
Unloading a sand barge. (23.8M)
Traffic Night
Traffic at night. (269.8M)
Making Pop-rice
Making pop-rice. (259M)
Collecting Stones
Collecting stones. (207.6M)

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