Handwoven Saris and Outfits are Trending. We realized that at the Cottage Handloom Expo at Central Cottage Industries Corporation, New Delhi; recently.
Handwoven Saris and Outfits Trending
Assamese Mekhela Chador is the center of attraction at the ongoing Cottage Handloom Expo at Central Cottage Industries Corporation, Janpath. Products from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Jammu and Kashmir are on display for sale at the expo.
Visitors were captivated by handloom fabrics, particularly silk saris. Women adore Banarasi saris, Tussar silk from Odisha, Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh, Tant and Garuda silk from Bengal, Madhubani and Bhagalpuri textiles from Bihar. The list is endless. Traditional dresses from the north eastern states , such as the Mekhela Chador from Assam speak volumes about the beauty of Indian handlooms. The expo is expected to continue till March 19, 2022. The timings are from 10:00 am to 7:00pm.
According to Assamese weaver Pranav, the traditional sari, Mekhela Chador is made exclusively with silk threads. It is occasionally stitched with cotton thread and artificial fibers. The sari’s unique designs are woven entirely by hand, occasionally with Mekhela and Chador embroidered at the ends. The upper section of the saree is referred to as Chador and the lower part is referred to as Mekhla.
India has a rich and diverse textile heritage. The expo provides a glimpse of this marvel and also a platform for the cultural and artistic interchange between weavers and art patrons.
The main motto is to encourage visitors to wear handlooms with pride and to adopt handloom products in their daily lives.Such initiatives will promote the Indian weavers and textile artists by sustaining their livelihood and providing them with more marketing opportunities and making an Atmanirbhar Bharat.