The handloom weavers' cooperative societies in different parts of the State display their variety of textile items and interior decorative materials at the handloom expo in Dindigul to lure both young and old for this Diwali festival season. The show also serves the needs of home makers, designers and interior decorators.

Gorgeously designed silk saris, cotton saris and dress materials are on the display. A total of 40 handloom weavers from Erode, Karur, Paramakudi, Madurai, Nagercoil, Virudhunagar, Coimbatore, Tiruchengode and Dindigul have placed on array their aesthetically designed cotton saris, towels, table tops, dhotis, decorative materials, lungis, carpets and mats.

The weavers cooperative societies from Chennimalai in Erode district, have presented newly designed bed sheets and glittering satin bed sheets to enhance the beauty of bed rooms.

The stalls also have different kinds of home furnishings and interior decorative items to satisfy men and women.

All items carry a 30 per cent rebate.

Cotton items worth Rs.57 lakh were sold during previous Diwali festival season in the district. “We expect a sale of textile goods worth Rs.60 lakh,” said handloom department officials.

All are welcome to Sri Kottai Mariamman temple grounds, venue of the exhibition, near Rock Fort.

The expo is open between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. till October 24. The expo was inaugurated by the Collector, K. Nagarajan, here on Monday evening.

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