A 10-day exhibition of handloom and handcrafted textiles of various States was inaugurated by Minister for Rural Industries P Mohan, recently. The exhibition was organised by Poompuhar.
Speaking to City Express, one of the officials said, “The exhibition has a unique collection of Silk Cotton sarees, Batik sarees from Tamil Nadu, Kalamkari sarees, Mangalagiri, Narayanpet sarees from Andhra Pradesh, Chudidhar dress materials from Punjab, Lucknow chikan embroidery sarees from Uttar Pradesh, Chanderi silk sarees from Madhya Pradesh, Kotta sarees from Rajasthan, Pashmina shawls from Kashmir, Bandhani sarees from Gujarat, Jari works from Varanasi and bed spreads from Haryana.”
“Poompuhar expects a sale of around Rs 20 lakh from this exhibition. A discount of 10 per cent is being given on all items sold in this exhibition. All credit and debit cards are accepted without any service charges,” he said.
“When people purchase these kind of handcrafted sarees and other collections, it proves helpful for the poor artisans to a large extent” the official added.
Sheela Rani Chunkath, Additional Chief Secretary-cum- Chairperson and Managing Director, The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, Chennai, and Harmander Singh, Secretary to Government, Handloom, Handicrafts, Textiles and Khadi Department, were also present during the inauguration.
The exhibition will be on at Poompuhar, Anna Salai, till July 15.