Traditional treasures on display

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Traditional treasures on display

In an endeavour to promote Indian handlooms and handicrafts and to showcase the rich heritage of this country, the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India, Ministry of Textiles is organising an exhibition-cum-sale of handlooms and handicrafts.

Titled ‘Cottage Sankranti Expo’, the exhibition is sponsored by Development Commissioner Handlooms and is being held till January 26 at Srinivasa Sagar Kalyana Mahal, Jayanagar.

The expo was inaugurated by actor Mamatha Rahuth. The ‘Cottage Expo’ provides an opportunity to about 50 artisans, including national and state awardees, from various parts of India to  participate in a popular fair and represent their regions. They will have a chance to present the rich and varied art and craft traditions of India’s culturally enriched regions, provide a glimpse of their culture and get a chance to exchange creativities.

On display are exquisite women’s wear, men’s wear, saris, shawls, dress fabrics in textiles and more. The rich weaving tradition of India is represented by the wide range of handlooms that include cotton saris and dress materials from Jaipur and Gujarat, chikan embroidered ‘kurtas’ from Lucknow, silk kurtas, jackets and silk scarves to name the few.

Along with these, jewellery items, beautiful paintings, ornate metal ware and exquisite specimens of woodcraft are on display.

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