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National handloom expo held in Tripura received huge response

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-04-04 16:00:00 – Agartala

The fifteen days National Handloom Expo- 2016 held for the eighteenth time at the Purbasha ground organized jointly by Development Commission for Handlooms, under Ministry of Textiles and Department of Handlooms, Handicraft and Sericulture of Government of Tripura that concluded attracted huge buyers-sellers response where handloom products created by master weavers were showcased.

Seven state including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and home state Tripura have come together to showcase their creative crafts. Altogether some 60 stalls were opened where inimitable silk handloom items are being sold by the weavers, those who produce these products.

Beside handlooms, handicraft items, ornaments and artificial decorative flowers were also on display.

According to the organizers the main aim of this expo is to improve and facilitate the entrepreneurs to come together, create awareness, promote their products and exchange designs and skills through interaction in order to face uneven competition with the power loom industry.

Moreover, the expo would help weavers from different states to explore the design and products of their neighbouring states. Again the producers also get best price of their products as they sell their products directly to the sellers.

Handlooms products from different state of India are the main attraction as the customers generally do not get them here. . Besides, the unique collection of handloom the customers get an opportunity to witness the entire process of handloom production and weaving of cloths.

According to an estimate out of the total 76 lakh in India, there are around 1.4 lakh handloom weavers in Tripura.

Hiranmala Debbarma, Handloom Weaver from Tripura said that after taking training now some 20 people are engaged in weaving and they got this scope from the government to sell products which sold quite well.

According to the participants particularly those from outside, Tripura is one of the most peaceful state where the sale is very good and hence they wish to come here every time.

The purchases expressed that the expo being organized is an opportunity for them to get the best products at their doorstep and at reasonable price and full of variety which is generally not a usual phenomenon in this state.

Tripura is a small state and this type of fairs with the huge gathering of people is a symbol of the well to do socio-economic condition of the people of the state.

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