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Silk Fab Expo begins in Chennai
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Jul '11
The Silk Fab Expo organised by the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) has been opened in Chennai. The Expo showcases various silk items from over 15 States with a wide range of fine silk saris, dupattas, dress materials, stoles and salwar suits.

Since the NHDC received excellent response when the expo was organised last time in Chennai, it has set off this year's expo from this city.

The NHDC's motive behind organising the Expo is to establish a direct link between weavers and customers. The Expo provides a platform for weavers to enable them to become self-reliant.

This direct linkage helps artisans improve sale of their goods. However, being vary of consumer's temperament, the artisans are now not repeating their designs and are trying to make their each product unique to maintain the value of their art.

Alongside the kosa silk saris and stoles with hand-painted madhubani designs, other fabrics uniquely embroidered with nakshi kantha designs which heavily relies on needlework, are also displayed at the Expo.

According to the weavers at the Expo, kantha silk and jute silks are preferred choices of Chennaites.

The fabrics displayed at the Expo bear a silk mark and handloom mark issued by the Ministry of Textiles to certify their authenticity.

A whole lot of hand-woven, fine fabric pieces, most of them diligently designed by women weavers, are also showcased at the Expo.

Some of the weaver participants from Madhya Pradesh stated that two weavers work on each sari and since all saris are handwoven, it serves as a source of livelihood for many.

The visitors who regularly visit the Expo every year found this year's collection to be better with a change in variety on display.

The Silk Fab Expo, which serves as a platform for silk artisans from all across the country to display their products, will go on till 19th July.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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