Silk Fab displaying the ethnic weaves

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-02-11 17:15:00 – Kochi

Silk Fab, an exhibition-cum-sale of silk products at Rama Varma Club organised by Ministry of Textiles and National Handloom Development Corporation has a large collection of traditional fabrics woven by expert artisans from the remote end of the country. The exhibition will conclude on Monday.

The exhibition has an array of exquisite silk handlooms from silk saris, salwar suits, dupattas, stoles to other textiles. There is an exclusive collection of Pochampally Ikat silks saris in varied hues from Andhra Pradesh. The silk and cotton mix drapes are much popular among the Kochiites. Artisans from the land also offer Gadwal and Dharmavaram variety saris too.

Assam Muga silk, the most expensive on the show are astonishing for their bright colours is also available for reduction prizes.

Saris with intricate Madhupani print from Bihar are another highlight of the expo. Floral handprint that depicts the tales of yore is a huge hit among the femme fatale of the city. Tussar silk, the soft fabric noted for its simplicity and colour combinations, and hand embroidered Kantha silks are also attracting women in droves. Saris with tribal design from Chattisgarh stand as a testimony to the sharpness of the weavers from the state. The stalls from the land also have Kosa and Kantha Saris.

The traditional Gathjola and Patola collection of saris from Gujarat carry the history of the place. The stoles, salwar suits and printed silk saris from Jammu and Kashmir are a visual treat to the viewers for their chic designs and colours.

Sambalpuri silk saris from Odisha is a rare collection that has some unique designs. The fair also offers Chanderi and Maheswari silks from Madhya Pradesh, Paithani, Pune saris from Maharastra, Bandhej silks from Rajasthan, Chintamani and Kasuti silk from Karnataka, Tanchoi, Jamdani and Jamewar silks from Uttar Pradesh and Baluchari and Tangail silks from West Bengal are other attractions. The nine yard Kanjivaram silk sari from Tamil Nadu is available in alluring designs.

It is a real treat for eyes of handloom textile lovers. The exhibition is held with the aim to promote Indian handloom textile and its ethnic weaves.

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