For a fashion purist traditional weaves are the best choice, when it comes to follow cultural rituals. So, while you go on a shopping spree preparing an unending list of haves and have nots in wedding season for Shopping, don’t forget to visit National Silk Expo — a direct weavers sale — that houses a wide range of sarees, suits and dress materials, been displayed by over 80 weavers and artisans.
Of the many varieties available at the ongoing expo, Kashmiri pashmina shawls and dress material are one of the most eye-catching that beholds a great history. Kashmiri dress materials are renowned for their warm and rich fabric. To create a Kashmiri shawl, it takes a long affair of manual knitting and weaving unlike products made using machines.
A walk through the expo is akin to a trip around the weaving colors of India. Jute silks in vibrant colours and earthy shades, polished and raw tussars, and Kantha-work sarees, dhakai jamdani & maslin silk, baluchari, tangail, linen saree from West Bengal compete with Kanjivaram silk sarees glowing elegantly with weaves of gold embellishing each piece. Double weave Ikkats patola saree, uppada & Bhagalpur kosa & Ghicha silks and cottons give you value for money although the silk saree is quite pricey. While classy silks are ideal for formal occasions,Banarasi silk & chikan work from Lucknow in light pastel shades are for all ages and occasions.