Arial Beel’s water lily

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Several hundred families depend on the water lilies of Arial Beel during monsoon in Munshiganj. But pollution and loss of wetland have led to a fall in growth of water lily, which is dear as a vegetable. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Several hundred families depend on the water lilies of Arial Beel during monsoon in Munshiganj. But pollution and loss of wetland have led to a fall in growth of water lily, which is dear as a vegetable. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • A bundle of water lilies sells at Tk 4-5 in the wholesale market. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    A bundle of water lilies sells at Tk 4-5 in the wholesale market. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Several hundred families depend on the water lilies of Arial Beel during monsoon in Munshiganj. But pollution and loss of wetland have led to a fall in growth of water lily, which is dear as a vegetable. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Several hundred families depend on the water lilies of Arial Beel during monsoon in Munshiganj. But pollution and loss of wetland have led to a fall in growth of water lily, which is dear as a vegetable. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Wet cloth is used to cover water lilies collected from the Arial Beel to protect the flowers from drying. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • The road along the Arial Beel is used to clear water lilies in Munshiganj. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    The road along the Arial Beel is used to clear water lilies in Munshiganj. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Water lilies collected from Arial Beel in Munshiganj are kept in bundles on a boat. Each bundle of 52 water lilies will be up for sale at Tk 15-20. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    Workers load a pickup van with water lilies from a boat in Munshiganj’s Arial Beel. These will be sold in different kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

  • A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    A man carries water lilies on a boat from Arial Beel at Srinagar’s Alampur area in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

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