ISSBL is one of the largest craft producing and exporting
organizations in Bangladesh set up for the benefit of traditional
craftmakers. It is an independent Bangladesh organization designed
to assist impoverished and disadvantaged rural artisan families to
attain self-sufficiency, and at the same time to encourage and
market traditional craftsmanship.
Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of
work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by
hand or using only simple tools. Usually the term is applied to
traditional means of making goods. The individual artisanship of
the items is a paramount criterion, such items often have cultural
and/or religious significance.