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Friday, March 23, 2012

Silk sari expo a big draw

Dehradun, March 23
The exquisite range of silk saris from Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Assam and other parts of the country are attracting a huge crowd at the ongoing National Handloom Expo-2012 these days.
The exhibition organised by the Ministry of Textiles, Development Commissioner (Handlooms and Handicrafts) and the Uttarakhand Handloom and Handicraft Development Council (UHHDC) is on a display at Parade Ground.
The artisans from all across the country have gathered to showcase the traditional handicrafts of the country. The stall of silk saris has some unique collection in pure Malbari silk, Kalanjali, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Kantha, Patola, Mekhla and many more to attract women visitors.
“Our saris are in demand as we use quality products and take ample time in giving final touches to each piece. From Dehradun to other cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, we have customers who know us for our hard work,” added Ramesh, an artisan.
Starting from Rs 2,000 in basic silk, there’s wedding collection up to one lakh with some intricate designs on brocade and Malbari saris.
According to SC Nautiyal, an officer from the UHHDC, “Our stall of silk saris is one of the centres of attraction in the expo. The myriad varieties, fabulous colour combinations and designs, depicting the age-old handwork of India’s tradition are attracting visitors in large number.” The expo will continue till April 8.

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