220 Artists Illustrating The World’s Largest Alpona in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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220 Artists Illustrating The World’s Largest Alpona in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commemorating the Bengal new year, last month, communication company Airtel,  supported by Prothom Alo, got together with 5 of the country’s leading artist to create history. The dream was to paint the world’s largest Alpona- a colorful motif painted on fortunate days such as weddings or community events in the Bengal region- on Manik Mia avenue in Dhaka.

220 young artists, supported by thousands of the city’s residents, worked from 12AM to 6AM, using almost 3,600 liters of paint to create an Alpona that stretched from one end of the Manik Mia to another. The 1 km long Alpona created covered a staggering area of  24000 square meters (260,000 square feet), and was the perfect way to mark the start of the Bengal year 1419!

[Via Street Art Utopia]

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