Silk India 2015, the expo displaying silk products, is one of the biggest umbrella event of silk manufacturers, silk sari weavers, handloom clusters and silk co-operative societies from all over India. The event is on at Rena Event Hub, Kaloor, Kochi. The event organised by Hastashilpi, Mysore has more than 50 stalls representing units from various states showcasing in all sense the magnificence of silk and silk products.
Among different varieties of silk reared depending on climatic and geographic conditions, Tussar, Eri, Mulberry and Muga are the prominent ones. “Tussar and Muga are wild varieties of silk cultivated by silkworms fed on organically grown trees. Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh are the places where these are produced,” says T Abhinand, coordinator of the event.
The stalls offer a captivating array of georgette silk saris, Paithani saris, Poona saris, Sambalpuri, Ikkat and Bomkai saris among many. There are also saris available in raw silk, Kosa silk, Jute silk, Mysore silk and Chiffon silk. For wedding purpose one can buy the elegant Kanchipuram saris, Darmavaram silks or the Dhaka silk saris. The expo has a collection of handloom silk cotton saris, silk blends, designer fancy saris and saris from Uppada, Gadwal and Baluchuri too.
Silk products from Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Jammu Kashmir, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are also showcased in the exhibition.
Home decor products like silk bed covers, laces, kurtis, hand woven Matka and Assam’s Muga fabrics are also on display.
There are separate stalls for Bhagalpur suits, printed silk saris and butti saris.
The expo will be on till August 17 from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm. Entry is free. For details contact T Abhinand at 08553416929.