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RANI DEVALLA
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EXHIBITION Members of NWWA are displaying a collection of handmade products

Worth a visitA stall put up by the Navy Wives Welfare Association at the Navy Mela in VisakhapatnamPhoto: K.R. Deepak
Worth a visitA stall put up by the Navy Wives Welfare Association at the Navy Mela in VisakhapatnamPhoto: K.R. Deepak

If you are on the look out for Kota and Chanderi dupattas, bed linen with bold block prints in cream and glossy table linen, Navy Mela at Satavahana Grounds adjacent to Samudrika Auditorium in Visakhapatnam is the right place to explore.

The members of Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) not only exhibit interesting handmade creations but also work for the downtrodden.

One of the welfare members told The Hindu that the proceeds received during the four-day Mela will be donated to charitable organisations.

The stall offers eye-catching dupattas in kota and chanderi materials, attractive velvet cushions, bright coloured swings, kurtis, printed curtains, saris in Kerala cotton and Chanderi silk.

Each product displayed at the counter is handmade. Highlighting the speciality of the garments, Vice-President of NWWA Parvati Namballa says, “The speciality of the products over here is that it designed by our community.

We provide training for the sailors’ wives to enable them design and work on different materials.

These items will either be displayed in fairs like this or will be sold to our community people.”

The Mela will be on till Monday between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

RANI DEVALLA

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