Old lace machines in digital era

  • A man weaves laces and ribbons at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj on Thursday, Jan 27, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A man weaves laces and ribbons at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj on Thursday, Jan 27, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Workers produce laces and ribbons, using old machines at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Workers produce laces and ribbons, using old machines at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A woman prepares colourful yarns used in laces and ribbons at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A woman prepares colourful yarns used in laces and ribbons at a factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Colouful laces and ribbons are produced at this factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. The factory still depends on old machines in an era when many plants in the sector have adopted digital systems. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Colouful laces and ribbons are produced at this factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. The factory still depends on old machines in an era when many plants in the sector have adopted digital systems. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • At least 50 machines produce fashion accessories at this factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. The factory owner says the machines are over 90 years old and capable of competing with peers in the industry. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    At least 50 machines produce fashion accessories at this factory in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. The factory owner says the machines are over 90 years old and capable of competing with peers in the industry. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu