Ladies, Silk Ut­sav is back at Kisan Bhawan

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Silk Ut­sav ex­hi­bi­tion is back with new de­signs, more va­ri­ety and more ar­ti­sans at Kisan Bhawan, Sec­tor 35-A, Chandigarh.

“We re­ceived a tremen­dous re­sponse dur­ing our last year ex­hi­bi­tion at Kisan Bhawan, but couldn’t ex­tend it due to next sched­uled ex­hi­bi­tion in Chen­nai. So, we are here again at Kisan Bhawan with a lot more ar­ti­sans and a fresh sup­ply of stock,” says Ra­jesh, a crafts­man and pro­pri­etor of K Group, New Delhi.

Chat­tis­garh: Silk from Chat­tis­garh is fa­mous for its tra­di­tional weav­ing by the name of Kosa and Chapa silk. Its range starts from Rs 300 per me­tre to Rs 1,400 per me­tre.

Bi­har: Bha­galpuri tus­sar silk and matka silk weave are the spe­cialty of Bha­galpur. Its weave thread of tus­sar and katan com­bi­na­tion form a beau­ti­ful range start­ing from Rs 150 per me­tre to Rs 1,800 per me­tre.

Also, sa­ree weavers are merg­ing the weave with hand paint­ing craftsper­son to cre­ate new de­signs on sa­rees with Mad­hubani paint­ing. Its range starts from Rs 3,000 and goes upto Rs 6,000 per me­tre.

Kar­nataka’s silk: As ev­ery­body knows the pu­rity of silk, the thinest yarn in pure silk is used in the weave of Kar­nataka silk, the range of which, starts from Rs 400 per me­tre to Rs 800 per me­tre with crep and printed sa­rees also avail­able.

West Ben­gal: Tan­gial and

Baluchari sa­rees are the tra­di­tional sa­rees of West Ben­gal. The state is fa­mous for its kan­tha hand­work on pure silk and cot­ton also. Its range starts from Rs 1,600 to Rs 6,000 per me­tre.

Mad­hya Pradesh: Chan­deri and Ma­hesh­wari sa­rees and dress ma­te­rial are the iden­tity of Chan­deri district of Mad­hya Pradesh. The MP govt banned power looms in the district of chan­deri to pro­mote real weavers and weav­ing cre­ativ­ity of its tra­di­tional weaves. It starts from Rs 800 to Rs 2,500 per me­tre.

As­sam silk: Munga silk, also known as the As­sam silk, is world fa­mous. Its range goes from Rs 4,000 per me­tre on­wards.

Ra­jasthan: San­ganer and Ba­gru district of Ra­jasthan is world fa­mous for its tra­di­tional hand block print with nat­u­ral colours. Now, the crafts­men have also started print­ing their tal­ent on the silk.

The ex­hi­bi­tion has a host of de­siger wear, Pak­istani style suits, Kash­miri shawls, suits and cot­ton col­lec­tion from all over In­dia along with tra­di­tional hand­i­crafts.

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