Nakshi Darma

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Nakshi Darma decorative bamboo screen. Designs are variously made: designs are carved on mature bamboo and green bamboo is twisted into delicate, interlaced patterns. The darma is usually used as an internal partition, but may occasionally be used as a fence of a village house. It is also known as baojhanp. The craft is popular in manikganj, kishoreganj and trishal. Common designs include flowers, ornamental creepers, lattice work, geometric designs, flying ducks, betel leaves, etc. Flying aircraft has also become popular. [Wakil Ahmed]