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Wear comfort up on your sleeves this summer!
National Silk Expo, offers more than 1,50,000 varieties of new designs for the women, who are looking for the latest designs and new fashions. The tie and dye, Bandhej, block and Dabu, Batik, Gadwal, Pochampally, Chikan work, Kalamkari, Kantha, Kutch, Kasuti and Kashida are some of the finest varieties that one can choose from this kaleidoscopic panorama.
The display of saree of all hues and patterns makes an appearance as if the vivid colours from the palette were splashed all over the wall. While modernity has its due share, the ethnic patterns and bright handmade prints reign supreme at the 'National Silk Expo' currently under way at Sri Sathya Sai Nigamgamam, Sri Nagar Colony, Hyderabad. Be it Pochampally and Kalamkari or the equally-traditional Kolkata or Bhagalpuri prints, Lucknow Chikan work, Banaras silk all eyes are on the traditional wear, including saris, salwars, tops or even the linen range.
The exhibition-cum-sale of silk handloom fabrics, which opened here Today, is a shopper’s delight, and offers a range of options to deck up the wardrobes this season. The collections on offer are from the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and other regions.
The collection of Matka silk, woven with ‘resham pallu’ called ‘byloom’ saris, gives a peek into West Bengal’s artistic finesse in creating handlooms of different kinds. If you have an affinity for softer silk, the stall from Madhya Pradesh has brought a pleasing collection of Mulberry silk. ‘Chanderi’ saris from Madhya Pradesh in ‘patli pallu’ and ‘kalamkari’ prints are one of the new collections here.
Saris at the Gujarati stall have the typical imprint of “Dandiya-playing women” along the border, while the handmade “Worli print” is the mainstay. The Bhagalpuri stall has saris made of Tussar, Kosa and Moonga silk.
Assam’s famous ‘Muga tassar’ is available here in saris and dress materials. Apart from this, the exhibition has the traditional ‘Kantha stitch’ from Bengal, traditional silks of Uppada and Kancheepuram, a range of ‘Ghicha’ silk and dress material in a variety of fabrics.
The expo, which is going to be concluded on June 9, showcases some classy silks which are ideal for party wears. Here you will also find Bandhej or Bandhini — the finely woven fabric knotted tightly and dyed to achieve a distinct design. The sarees, odhnis (veils) and turbans of Rajasthan are a medley of brilliant colours. The expo also lends you the opportunity to buy magnificent silk sarees of bright colours with silver or gold zari works from the temple towns like Kancheepuram.
Venue: Sri Sathya Sai Nigamgamam, Sri Nagar Colony, Hyderabad
Date: 1st to 9th June 2019
Time: 11 am to 9 pm,
Entry Free, All Debit & Credit Cards Accepted