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Tea with Biskut

Wavy hair in a bun, a full beard, inquisitive eyes and a toothy grin is the easiest way to describe Biskut Abir in a nutshell. Whilst many remain unaware of the artist, his company, Biskut Factory, is known by niche art connoisseurs for the iconic rickshaw art work that they do on everyday products like helmets, cups, mugs, mobile covers and their most popular — the rickshaw art printed sunglass frames.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, which is exactly what Biskut is doing with the help of local artistes, to revive the lost Bangladeshi culture through his company, “Biskut Factory’s self-identity is local and Bangladeshi. It took me to time to realise that my country is my responsibility. The entire globe is my home, but wherever I choose to reside, it is my job to utilise local resources of that particular region and give back. In today’s world, no one teaches you these things, neither society nor parents,” says Biskut.

Biskut Factory is currently in the midst of experimenting with different forms of work, and not just be restrained within the world of rickshaw art alone. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that their forthcoming work focuses on clothing and home décor.

Similarly, Biskut the artist also believes that the flourishing business is a means to develop relationships with people by providing them optimum customer service. “No customisation requests are small or pointless. I’m not in the business of profiting. If it is important to the customer, so it is to me,” says Biskut. 

As Biskut enthusiastically discusses his current clothing line in the works, it becomes apparent that as an artist, it is better to let him show rather than ask about what’s new with Biskut Factory. As he says, “Art is life, but without life, there is none. So, it is the most precious thing in the world to an individual. Art is also not just for the artist, but those who acknowledge and appreciate it.”

The founder’s achievements are currently focused on engaging the youth and young aspiring artists. “If my work with Biskut Factory makes another artist feel like he can do it better than me or inspires them to come with something more innovative, then, my own goals have been fulfilled,” he said.

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