An exhibition displaying silk and cotton dress materials from various states began at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at Kaloor. The highlight of the expo is a variety of handloom saris and dress materials made of ‘cool’ fabrics are displayed.
The works of over 100 weavers and artisans are showcased at the expo. A wide range of saris, duppatas, salwar suits and stoles in vibrant colours are available at attractive prices.
There are exclusive Chirala, Mangalgiri, Kalamkari, Gadwal and cotton khadi saris from Andhra Pradesh along with Kaanjeevaram and uppada from Karnataka. The expo showcases traditional handlooms in contemporary styles by the weavers from all over India.
Apart from lure fabrics, intricate embroideries and stunning colors, the expo features sheer fabrics such as chanderi, cotton and silk- all with the magical use of intricate karigari. One can also pick from bandhej, bandhni silks, Jaipur kurthis, block prints, kota doria from Rajasthan along
with tanchoi, Banarasi jamdani, jamavar and lakhnavi chikan from Everything from Assam’s munga silk, Madhya Pradesh’s Chanderi silk to Chhattisgar’s kosa silk and Varanasi silk are displayed.
Visitors can also check out the tussar and matks silk from Bihar, embroidered silk saris and Pshmina shawls from Jammu & Kashmir.
The National Silk Expo will conclude on May 11.