Bhubaneswar, Mar 19: The artisans from all over India of the Orissa Art and Craft Samiti have come to Bhubaneshwar to exhibit their ethnic weaves and traditional pure silk & cotton products in order to cater the demand of the festival season with the theme, “Silk India – Wedding Collection”.
Weavers from the various states are part of this year’s exhibition which includes gorgeous Uppadas, Banarasi silks, Gadwals, Dharmavaram, Jamdanis, Jamawars and Sambalpuris. From saris, dress materials, items of silk & cotton saree, suit dress material, fashion jewelry, home furnishing designer clothes from the each region of the country. The exhibition provided shoppers with a kaleidoscope of India’s color, diversity and talent. Artisans from 14 handloom weaving States including Assam, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and many designers from metros working in collaboration with the weavers are displaying more than 50,000 variety of their work here.
The exhibition cum sale will continue from 19th March 2021to 28th March 2021 from 10.30 am to 8:30 pm at The New Marrion, Janpath, Bhubaneshwar. The Guideline related to the corona is strictly following at the exhibition, peoples are not allowed without their face mask and sanitizing facility available at the entrance gate. Also, the physical distancing is strictly following.
The Organizer of Silk India – Wedding Collection, Manas Acharya said that the main social objective of the handloom exhibition was to promote weavers and encourage and provide a market to the handloom industry. Through these exhibitions, we have been able to create good market for the weavers and their handloom woven ware, even in places where exhibitions are not feasible. The exhibition motive is got pure silk & cotton products direct from weavers to costumer without merchant he added. The Cotton and Silk handloom products on display have a range between Rs.500 and Rs.150,000 at the upper end for exclusive hand crafted saree.