Silk Fab Exhibition to conclude today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2017 10:49:54


Staff Reporter,

The Silk Fab Exhibition being organised at the Samdareeya Mall would remain open till September 4, 2017. The ten days exhibition is a showcase of traditions in weaving in different centres of the country besides enables an interface between the weavers and customers.

Silk Fab 2017, a silk and handloom genuine range exhibition is an initiative of the Development Commissioner of Handloom, Ministry of Textiles, and Government of India through National Handloom Development Corporation to provide direct access to the handloom weavers to market the products to consumers in various cities of India.

The participants are from various State Government bodies, apex societies, primary handloom weavers' societies and handloom agencies. In this exhibition 85 agencies belonging to 16 states are participating. The exhibition has participation of weavers who are recipient of National Award for design.

According to organiser, HM Sharma the exibition supports the handloom sector of India which employs above 45 lac people directly or indirectly in handloom sector of textile industry. It is next only to the agriculture and MSME sectors of the country. In every region of the country the art of handloom weaving has traditional values attached. And each region has exquisite varieties and range of specialties.

The Primary Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies recommended by their respective State Governments participating in the exhibition have put-up their stalls with popular handloom material like the main highlights brought by weavers includes from Andhra Pradesh weavers have brought traditionally popular patterns including Gadwal, Pochampally,Dharmavaram, from Assam popular Muga Silk, Bihar-Tassar, Kantha, Madhubani Prints, Chhattisgarh - Tribal work, Kosa Silk, Delhi- Printed Silk Saries, Jammu and Kashmir - Printed Silk Saries, Dress Material, Jharkhand - Kantha, Kosa Silk, Karnataka's Chintamani, Kasuti Work, Karnataka Silk, Madhya Pradesh - Chanderi and Maheshwri, Maharashtra - Paithani, Pune Saree, Odisha - Bomkai, Sabhalpur Silk, Rajasthan - Bandhej, Uttar Pradesh the widest range of Banarasi, Tanchoi, Jamdani, Jamawar (Banarasi) and from West Bangal the weavers have brought Balchari, Kantha, Tangail.