VELLORE: Handloom weavers attached to 57 cooperative weavers societies from across the district and some from other district have set up around 12 stalls in an exhibition at the Town Hall to market their products during this festive season.
The expo was inaugurated by the district collector R Nanthagopal on Monday.
According to K Selvarajan, assistant director handloom said that the week-long expo was being organised under the aegis of Department of Handlooms and Textiles, government of Tamilnadu and the Department of Handlooms, Government of India, to create public awareness about the handloom products besides helping the weavers to showcase their products and sell them directly to the consumers.
The expo is being organised in Vellore after a gap of eight years. Selvarajan said that the weavers’ societies from Gudiyattam, Kaveripakkam, Sholinghur, Kengyanallur, Sathuvachari, K V Kuppam, Tirupattur and Ambur have exhibited cotton products such as sarees, llungies, dhotis, bed spreads, curtains, towels, pillow covers etc. Weavers from Tirupur, Vandavasi, Salem, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram have displayed the silk and cotton sarees, kora sarees, silk dhotis etc. All the products carry 30 percent discount.
Selvarajan called upon the Velloreans to make use of the occasion to buy handloom products and support the weavers.
The Expo is open between 9 am and 9 pm.