Exhibition, with 90 stalls, is open till April 10

Handloom sarees from various parts of the country are a special attraction at the ongoing crafts bazar being organised by the Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium on Raja Tank premises here.

A good number of the 90 stalls in the exhibition have been allocated to weavers from various districts in the State and the neighbouring Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and West Bengal.

Sarees of Uppada, Venkatagiri, Narayanagiri, Gadwal, Pochampalli, Narayanapet, Madurai, Bagalpur, Kanta, Tassar, Chanderi, and Bandini silk have become the cynosure of women. “The Bengal cotton sarees here are the real good ones. Since the summer is unbearable, we are looking for the right variety of cotton sarees. This exhibition has come in handy for us,” says M. Surya Kumari of Sarpavaram, who came along with her friends to visit the exhibition.

“There is not much scope for bargaining here, as there is a 20 per cent discount on handlooms,” points out P. Usha, a resident of Jagannadhapuram. Besides sarees and dress materials, there is a wide range of bed spreads, towels, and lungis in the handlooms category. The special items on display in the handicrafts stalls that are attracting the visitors include Nirmal paintings, decorative pieces, and pearls from Hyderabad.

“The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day till April 10,” says G. Jaganmohana Rao, in-charge of the bazar.