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'Rang Mahal' handloom sari fair begins
Jul '11
Ardent admirers of Bengali handloom saris once again stand a chance to be enticed with the inauguration of the 'Rang Mahal' handloom sari exposition on July 6 in Kochi, Kerala.

Like previous years, this year too, there is a unique range of saris including Dhakai buti, Baluchari, Dhakai, Jamdani and Nakshi Tangail saris for the visitors of the fair to choose from. While the Nakshi Tangail saris, which are simplified version of intricate Balachuri saris, are available at a price starting from Rs. 720 onwards, the price of Balachuri saris start from Rs. 800 onwards.

Similarly, price of Dhakai Jamdani saris which are known for their distinctive border designs like 'phool bel' that is floral border, Pakhi Par that is bird motif design on the borders, etc are in the range of Rs. 1,440 to Rs. 4,000.

The expo also has a range of simple 'Jalchuri' saris, which have exquisite colour combination of stripe deigns and finely designed borders. The price range of these saris starts at Rs. 720.

In addition, the expo is also showcasing block print saris, hand print saris and saris adorned with kantha or other embroidery work.

The entire collection of varied saris are available in refreshing colours covering shades of pink, pista, lilac, blue, peach, etc and also in lavish colours like green, crimson and aquamarine.

Besides saris, a diverse range of salwar-kurta material is also on display at the expo. The exhibition-cum-sale at the expo will go on till July 17.

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