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`Embroidery vital for handloom exports'

DAZZLING DESIGNS: Master Printer Dakshinamurthy explaining block printing methods to participants of a training programme on design and dyeing at Thanjavur on Tuesday. — Photo: R. Shivaji Rao

DAZZLING DESIGNS: Master Printer Dakshinamurthy explaining block printing methods to participants of a training programme on design and dyeing at Thanjavur on Tuesday. — Photo: R. Shivaji Rao  

Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: Embroidery is one of the important aspects for export of handloom textiles, said V. Rajendran, Director, (South Zone) Weavers Service Centre, Union Ministry of Textiles, here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the inauguration of a 20-day training programme for women in design and dyeing of handloom textiles, Mr. Rajendran said that innovations in embroidery and design adds value to the textiles and help in marketing the products.

Our artisans, technocrats, designers, weavers need exposure to he latest international trends in textiles. Hence, the Government should take steps to arrange for their participation in world trade fairs.Needs and requirements of each country vary with respect to the dress and costumes they use. Their needs should be taken into consideration and designs made. Weavers Service Centre is involved in introducing new designs.Mr. Rajendran said that a saree with design of scenes from Silapathikaram has been produced by the Weavers Service Centre. The saree would be produced by Thico Silks (Thirubuvanam Co-operative Silk Society).

Siva. Senthilkumar, Director, Sivapal Rural Artisans Welfare Trust, inaugurated the training. S. Uma Mahesvari, President of the trust,also participated.Demonstration of block printing followed the inauguration.

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