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Focus on Assamese silk at India's Surajkund fair
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Feb '12
The 26th edition of the annual crafts fair at Surajkund, located 8 km away from India's capital New Delhi, began today with focus on Assamese crafts.

At the fair, silk growers from the northeastern State of Assam are showcasing the technique of weaving a silk thread from silkworms, from the larvae stage of silkworm to spinning of silk yarn.

Weavers from Assam are displaying various weaving styles belonging to Karbi, Bodo, Rabha and Mising tribes.

There is also an exhibition of Muga and Eri sericulture by reelers of different hilly areas of Assam at this year's 'Surajkund Craft Mela'.

In the last five years, the production of silk in various parts of Assam has decreased substantially, which has led to an increase in the cost of silk. Through the fair, Assam's Department of Sericulture is aiming to generate awareness about the declining silk industry in the State.

It takes about seven days to weave a traditional Assamese costume 'mekhla' from silk.

Thailand is the partner nation at this year's fair. Crafts from several other countries including Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Congo and SAARC nations, are being displayed at the fair.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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