Preperations for Shakrain kite festival

  • Most of the shops that sell Shankha, brass utensils and materials needed for Puja in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar also bring kites ahead of the Shakrain festival every year. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Most of the shops that sell Shankha, brass utensils and materials needed for Puja in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar also bring kites ahead of the Shakrain festival every year. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Colourful kites of different shapes and sizes are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Colourful kites of different shapes and sizes are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Colourful kites of different shapes and sizes are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Colourful kites of different shapes and sizes are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers checking kites at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers checking kites at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers checking kites at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers checking kites at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kites are priced between Tk 5 and Tk 25 apiece in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kites are priced between Tk 5 and Tk 25 apiece in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kites are priced between Tk 5 and Tk 25 apiece in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kites are priced between Tk 5 and Tk 25 apiece in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A boy checking kites made of polythene sheets at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A boy checking kites made of polythene sheets at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A shopkeeper putting kites on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. The white kites can be had for Tk 5, colourful ones at Tk 10 to 15 and big ones at Tk 25. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A shopkeeper putting kites on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. The white kites can be had for Tk 5, colourful ones at Tk 10 to 15 and big ones at Tk 25. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Spools are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. They cost between Tk 100 and Tk 800. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Spools are on display at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. They cost between Tk 100 and Tk 800. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Steel spools cost Tk 400 apiece. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Steel spools cost Tk 400 apiece. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A customer checking spools at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A customer checking spools at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Prices of thread for flying kites range between Tk 250 and Tk 1,200 in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Prices of thread for flying kites range between Tk 250 and Tk 1,200 in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Boys pose for a photo after buying kites in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Boys pose for a photo after buying kites in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead of the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove