Handloom Fest Celebrates Silk

Published: 09th October 2014 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2014 06:13 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) has organised an exhibition, Silk Fab, to provide a fillip to the weaving community.

Representatives from around 55 organisations from 13 states are participating in the exhibition which will go on till October 21.

Products of traditional silk varieties such as Pochampally and Muga silk from Assam; Tussar, Kantha and Madhubani prints from Chhattisgarh; Chintamani and Kasuti work from Karnataka, Paithan from Maharashtra, and Baluchari from West Bengal are on showcase.

Speaking about the expo, B F Patil IAS, Commissioner for Textiles Development and Director of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Kerala, said, "The government is committed to promoting the handloom industry in India. We believe that we should market these products well. We also need to have better buyer-seller network to help the industry."

The exhibition is open from 11 am to 8 pm till October 21 at Shikshaka Sadan, Kempegowda Road, near Cauvery Bhavan.

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