Last-minute rush at smithy

  • While Karwan Bazar’s Kamarpatti is dealing with a deluge of customers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, many have set up makeshift stores in Kathpatti to sell and sharpen the blades.
The blacksmiths hope business this year will be a bit better than what it was last year amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    While Karwan Bazar’s Kamarpatti is dealing with a deluge of customers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, many have set up makeshift stores in Kathpatti to sell and sharpen the blades. The blacksmiths hope business this year will be a bit better than what it was last year amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Blacksmiths have put on display knives and other sharp objects for cutting sacrificial cattle during the EId-ul-Azha at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Blacksmiths are absorbed in forging tools which will be used to incise sacrificial cattle during the Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Blacksmiths are absorbed in forging tools which will be used to incise sacrificial cattle during the Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Blacksmiths are absorbed in forging tools which will be used to incise sacrificial cattle during the Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Blacksmiths are absorbed in forging tools which will be used to incise sacrificial cattle during the Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Knives and other sharp objects are needed to slaughter and peel off the skin of the sacrificial cattle during Eid-ul-Azha. A blacksmith is sharpening the tools at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Knives and other sharp objects are needed to slaughter and peel off the skin of the sacrificial cattle during Eid-ul-Azha. A blacksmith is sharpening the tools at Karwan Bazar on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Scores of customers have overcrowded the stores of smiths in Karwan Bazar to buy knives and other cutting tools on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 with the Eid-ul-Azha approaching amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Scores of customers have overcrowded the stores of smiths in Karwan Bazar to buy knives and other cutting tools on Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 with the Eid-ul-Azha approaching amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers are arriving at Karwan Bazar’s smith shops to purchase knives and other sharp cutting tools needed to slaughter the sacrificial cattle on Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers are arriving at Karwan Bazar’s smith shops to purchase knives and other sharp cutting tools needed to slaughter the sacrificial cattle on Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove