Drama remains popular in Bangladesh, including performances of plays by local playwrights, aswell as adaptations from writers of Western origin. Jatra, that is, folk drama, is also a part of
culture of Bangladesh. In Jatras, legendary plays of heroism, mythological stories, folktales of love and tragedy, and similar countless themes are enacted in open air theatre, and continue to bea popular form of entertainment, in spite of modern influences.
 Arts and Crafts of Bangladesh
 Fine Arts of Bangladesh
 Handicrafts of Bangladesh
Nakshi Kantha (embroidered quilt) is said to be indigenous to BangladeshHandicrafts and cottage industries play a vital role in sustaining the cultural heritage of Bangladesh. The prominent handicrafts in the early and middle ages were textiles, metal works, jewelry, wood works, cane and bamboo works, and clay and pottery. Later, jute and leather became the major raw materials for handicrafts. The most predominant features of Bangladeshihandicrafts are the extensive use of individual skill and the interesting design motifs
(embroidered quilt), a very popular form of handicraft, is said to be indigenous toBangladesh
. The rural women of the country put together pieces of old cloth with crafty stichesto prepare these quilts to be used in the winter. Although kanthas (quilts) are utilitarian objects,the vivid patterns, borders and motifs often turn them into attractive works of art. In recent yearsthe interest in ethnic arts and crafts has encouraged a kantha revival in the country. Many peoplenow use these quilts for decorative purposes only.