Kala silk expo in Chikkamagaluru

Kala silk expo in Chikkamagaluru

Customers take a look at the wares on display at Kala silk exhibition in Chikkamagaluru.

With a wide variety of dress materials, sarees and handicraft items from various cities across the country, Kala Silk Vastrotsav will be held till February 7, at Vokkaligara Samudaya Bhavana, Vijayapura in Chikkamagaluru.

The exhibition will be held from 10 am to 8.30 pm.

The fair displays products of weavers, artisans and craftsmen without the interface of middlemen. Collections from 20 states, including Rajasthan, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have been included in the 100 stalls.

The handloom section features sarees such as ethnic wear, fabrics, stoles and dupattas, Kancheepuram, Bangalore silk, Mangalgiri Orissa Cotton, Pochampalli Cotton, Manipuri Cotton, Bandhini, Kantha Works, Madurai Cotton, Dharmapuram, Chanderi, Bengal Cotton, Coimbatore Cotton, Kolkata thread work, Gadwal Silk, Balucherry Silk, Banaras Rich Pallu, Tussar Silk, Bomkai, Mysore Silk and Printed Silk.

It also includes cotton dress materials, Punjabi Phulkari dress materials, Kashmiri dress materials and handloom bedsheets.

The handicraft items section has wooden dolls, jewellery made of Jaipur Gems and Pearls, jewellery in Meenakari work, paper flowers and Kolhapur footwear. Jute bags in Kantha work from West Bengal and Shanthinikethan leather bags are also on display.