Ladies, Silk Utsav is back at Kisan Bhawan
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.