Drape yourself with the finest of silks and stand out in the crowd as ‘Silk India 2014’ has brought with them a vast collection of saris and elegant silk salwars and silk materials. The ongoing exhibition at Rena Event Hub, opposite RBI, Kaloor, is the biggest umbrella event of silk manufacturers, silk sari weavers, handloom clusters and silk co-operative societies from all over India. The expo-cum-sale, organised by Hastashilpi, Mysore has more than fifty stalls representing units from various states showcasing the magnificence of silk and silk products.
Out of different varieties of silk reared depending on climatic and geographic conditions, tussar, eri, mulberry and muga are the prominent ones in the collection. Tussar and muga are wild varieties of silk cultivated by silkworms fed on organically grown trees. Tussar and muga silks are predominantly produced in Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh.
Another highlights from the collection are the Mysore silk saris, crepe and georgette silk saris, chiffon silk saris, Kanchipuram wedding saris, Darmavaram silk saris, raw silk and jute silk saris and Dhaka silk saris.
People who like the handloom varieties can pick from the handloom silk cotton saris and silk blend saris from the exhibition.
Silk stoles, designer fancy saris, Uppada, Gadwal silk saris, Apoorva silk saris and Baluchuri saris are also arrayed in various stalls for sale.
Equally captivating are the silk shawls, silk blends fabrics/ furnishing, hand block print saris, suits and silk bed covers, kurtis, hand woven matka and Assam muga fabrics, embroidered designer silk saris and dress materials. Bhagalpur suits, printed silk saris, reshmi plain and butti saris, Karnataka silk saris, Maheswari, Chanderi silk saris and suits and Kota silk, mulberry silk with temple border, Banaras jamdani and hand-woven saris are another enticing ensembles on display.
The silk lovers can visit the stall from 10 am to 8.30 pm. The fair will be on till February 16. For more details contact T Abinand at 08553416929.