aranya at 20

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Fruit, leaf, petal, bark, wood – here’s to natural dyes!  Congratulations Aranya Crafts!

Ruby Ghuznavi was working with to revive and promote natural dyes long before “natural” became a popular trend.  Twenty years ago, she created Aranya Crafts in Bangladesh.   It is truly a treat to walk into her shop on Kemal Ataturk Avenue in Dhaka and to see saris, scarves and shawls, and many other types of clothing and decorative items in such a subtle and rich array of natural color.  This week, during Aranya’s 20th anniversary, Aranya and the Bengal Foundation present Rangeen Utshab: Festival of Colours at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhaka.