An eclectic collection of handlooms

An exhibition “WEAVES-2013” is being organised in New Delhi showcasing a wide range of cotton and silk saris, dress materials and home furnishing from across the country. The exhibition, which will travel to 25 different cities, aims to make people aware of the age-hold and diverse tradition of handloom.

The variety of handlooms reflects different features of our country with each region displaying fabrics, prints, colours, weaves and embroideries unique to their place. Kanjeevarams, crepe silks, dharmavarams, uppadas, pochampally silks, narayanpet, gadwals, paithani, Benaras brocades, jamdani and jamawar and the patolas bring out the diversity of silk of India. The popular and staple cotton -- Chanderi, Maheshwari of Madhya Pradesh, Kota Doria of Rajasthan, Daccai‘s of West Bangal and Sambalpuri cottons of Orissa and cotton from Coimbatore, Manipuri and Nagpur are bound to attract all. Also on display are a wide variety of prints and embroideries. “WEAVES-2013” intends to uplift the weavers by providing them direct access to customers.

(The exhibition will be held at Vatika Complex, 63-A, opposite Kirti Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m)