Silk Spectrum gets under way

Staff Reporter

To showcase exclusive collections of leading weavers

Saris with a range between Rs 300 to Rs 30,000 on displayExhibition to conclude on December 31

BHUBANESWAR: Over 100 weavers and traders of silk fabrics from 14 states showcased their products at the weeklong Silk Spectrum-2006, an exhibition that got underway here on Monday.

The exhibition is being organised with an object to bring the exclusive collections made by leading weavers of the country.

Inaugurating the exhibition, the State Textile and Handloom Minister Golak Bihari Naik said that the Government would help the traditional weavers catch up with fast changing technology and latest design in textile sector.

The exhibition would provide them an opportunity to gauge the pulse of market, he said.

The Pochampally silk of Andhra Pradesh, Muga silk of Assam, Patola silk saris of Gujarat, Chanderi, Maheshwari and Tussar silk saris from Madhya Pradesh and Bomkai Sambalpuri saris of Orissa attracted a large number of visitors on the opening day here.

The saris with a range between Rs 300 and Rs 30,000 were on display while a wide range of ladies and men's wear like dupattas, garments, dhotis, turbans and shawls were placed for drawing buyers to stalls.

Sabita Dey, a participant from West Bengal, said, ``designs of saris and other wear have to be changed from time to time.

For this, the industry needs creative mind and modern technologies. Experiment on fabric was also necessary for the growth.''

The exhibition will come to an end on December 31.

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