Abu Mainuddin Shikdar

About the Artist

After earning a fine arts degree, Abu began working for humanitarian relief and disaster response organizations in his home country of Bangladesh. He was later promoted to senior roles working on business development, budget planning, and women’s economic empowerment. He also served as Chief Designer of Fashion
Garments in the pioneering microfinance and community development organization Grameen Bank. His painting style is influenced by the beauty of nature and by the rich history of Asian art, especially Mughal miniature painting.

About the Business

You don’t need a passport to find the very finest in Ethiopian and Eritrean fashion, food, and homeware. Azmera (meaning “harvest”) has it all, at affordable prices. This family-owned business can help you find the perfect gift, and you can stock up on everything you need to prepare your favorite East African dishes.