People of all ages feel free to wear lungi. But if the lungi is comfortable and smooth there is no question. Handmade lungi have been a tradition in Dohar parasia for Dhaka for centuries. The lungs produced by the weavers here are not only comfortable, but also durable! That is why the industry has survived a form of competition by overcoming various difficulties. Although some garments are enhanced with aesthetics, there is no design or printing work done on the lungi made by Dohar so far.
It is true, however, that pure lungi are easily made by weaving colorful threads. In many parts of our country, the weaving of the lungi is done with the help of local customs and weavers, but through weaving and diversification, the lungi handcuffed by Dohar Upazila is widely distributed throughout the country. Weaving with the help of fine thread is one of the hallmarks of Dohar Lungi.
It is well-known that the industry was well established two centuries ago in the pursuit of livelihoods. One third of the population of Upazila was directly involved in this work. The industry had golden times before the country became independent.
Demand for local lungs has been declining since the 80s when the country began producing lungi with the help of foreign clothing and machinery. Machine-made Lungi is cheaper and people often go there. But considering the quality, hand-tied lungi are improved on all sides. That is why the first choice for people who taste it is lungi tied with the help of Dohar loom.
In the past, lungi was practiced in all Dohar parasites, and now weaving in Joypara and Raipara. As a result of the community leaving the profession and moving abroad, the industry is in serious danger due to a shortage of workers.
Since then, the labor crisis has persisted, and weavers are not as profitable as before as they are completely dependent on workers. In addition, there are regular markets for lungi produced in Shibrapur and Joypara. Now the market is not as crowded as before. Because of what lungi is made after receiving orders from the work of lungi dealers.
Local weavers have preserved the ancient tradition by dealing with a variety of adverse conditions. At one time a famous muscle fabric was made in the Joypara and Malikanda areas of Dohar. Muslin fabric, which is part of the world heritage, is missing as it has not been able to keep up with the times.
Joypara has established a lungi businessman. Mujibur Bepari. She produces lungi in her home on a monthly basis with several artists. He also sells and sells lungi to local weavers at a fair price at a reputable company. Mojibar Bepari said at one point in Dohar, lungi was produced only with the cooperation of all family members. Now the industry is in jeopardy as the weavers have left the profession to take on other jobs. It is difficult to keep the industry alive, completely dependent on outside workers.