The shift from traditional silk saris to finer and softer silken weaves with contemporary prints is gradually becoming obvious. With a wide collection of products sourced directly from weavers from across India, shoppers will be spoilt for choice at the ‘National Silk Expo’, Exhibition cum Sale which is being held from 30th October to 4th November 2019 in the national capital. Encompassing a wide range of techniques, materials and motifs, the exhibition offers a variety of silk and cotton saris and dress material in different weaves and shades.
Silken finery with tribal art prints, lightweight saris in Pashmina, Muga, Matka, Mulberry and Muslin in a mix of bright and subtle shades are stacked in various stalls spread across the venue. The innovative creations comprise a combination of velvet and net textures and a blend of georgette and Tussar weaves with embroidery work. One can also pick from Bandhej, Bandhni silks, Jaipuri kurthis, block prints, Kota Doria from Rajasthan along with Tanchoi, Banarasi Jamdani, Jamavar and Lakhnavi chikanwork from Uttar Pradesh.
Plain-coloured khadi sari attached with Gicha-silk blouse material, jute silk in bright tones and assorted block-printed Chanderi cotton have been brought out by a team of weavers. For those who are fond of traditional silk saris, some of the stalls display Kanjiwaram, Uppada and Mysore products in bright hues.