The next day we went to the Tangail Institute of Textiles where we were given a series of demonstrations and an opportunity to meet the students. We had demonstrations in pattern cutting a chamis:

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Screen printing:

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And batik:

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And we were certainly a hit with the second year female students:

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And the third year girls…

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…who were extremely keen that we visited their dormitories where were were plied with sweets and fruits. Their enthusiasm and generosity was exceptional.

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We were also given a tour of the facilities which included jute and cotton processing:

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And the classrooms were a little different compared to Telford…

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With some interesting looking machinery…

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