Silks and cottons are always in demand. It seems like one cannot really get enough of them. An exhibition organised by the Sarthak Silk Handloom Welfare Society, New Delhi, at the Women's Association Hall, has been drawing a steady stream of visitors ever since it opened om January 25.

The fair has brought an interesting collection of saris and dress materials. From traditional designs and cloth to the fancy ready made kurtis, the choice is wide.

The silks from Bengal come in different varieties from pure silks to mixed silks. Dress materials are available in a range of prints and colours. The prices start at Rs 650.

Maheshwari and chanderi silks and cottons from Madhya Pradesh bring in a touch of ethnicity. Vegetable dyes and prints add a touch of class.

Ikkat cotton from Orissa has saris, dress and blouse materials. Lucknowi chikan, and Bhagalpur silks from Bihar and ready-to-wear kurtis from Bengal have been displayed.

The Silk and Cotton Expo has 40 craftsmen participating from 11 states—Orissa, West Bengal, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Kashmir.

Bedsheets, wrap-around skirts, tops, shirts for men, and knick-knacks made in wood are also part of the fair.

The fair is on till February 10.