THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Silk never loses its lure, especially when it comes to the six-yards. And to stock your wardrobe with those gorgeous weaves, head straight to Silk India-2017, an expo organised by Hastashilpi Mysore at RDR Auditorium.
Silk sari weavers, handloom clusters and silk Co-operative societies across the country have arrived in the city for the six-day exhibition showcasing the charm of silk and silk products.
More than fifty stalls representing silk units from various states have come up at the venue. “Out of different varieties of silk reared depending on climatic and geographic conditions, tussar, eri, mulberry and muga are the most prominent ones,” says T Abhinand, coordinator of the event.
Tussar and Muga are wild varieties of silk cultivated by silkworms fed on organically grown trees. Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh are the three States where Tussar and Muga are produced. ‘You can get to know about silk and silk products and buy them directly from the weavers and artisans,” he adds.
Arini silk saris, crepe and georgette silk, chiffon silk, Kanjeevaram silk, wedding saris, designer fancy saris, Darmavaram silk, raw silk, jute silk, Dhaka silk, handloom silk cotton saris and silk blend saris are available.
Equally captivating are the hand block print saris, hand woven matka and Assam muga fabrics. You can visit anytime between 10:30 am to 8.30 pm. The expo is on until February 21. Entry is free.