The Shankharia bazaar, or more commonly know as Hindu Street, has been inhabited by Indian artisans for nearly 300 years. The street looks like any other street in Old Dhaka; narrow, packed with humanity, and dirty, although when you look closer, it is different to other street in Old Dhaka. The buildings have been inhabited by the artisans for centuries, and appear not to have been renovated for just as long. Lining this street of weathered facades are workshops and shops selling gold jewelry, wedding jewelry made from conch shells, kite makers and traditional instruments. Halfway down the street there was music blasting from three loudspeakers situated above a Hindu temple, where worshipers gathered to pray in front of ornate statues. Here a row of wedding jewellery makers wait for their first customers of the day.