Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Assam's Sualkuchi gets new textile museum
Assam's Sualkuchi gets new textile museum
Feb '12
To highlight the development of rural areas of the state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has inaugurated a textile museum 'Aamar Sualkuchi' in Sualkuchi, near Guwahati.

Sualkuchi, popularly known as "Manchester of Assam", is an old craft village on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra, having silk-rearing and weaving communities as majority of its population.

The textile museum has been developed by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) at an approximate cost of Rs. 19.3 million. The museum depicts various weaving processes of handlooms and silk.

The well-known cotton handloom industries of Sualkuchi, for which the village is recognized the world over, have been epitomized in the bronze statues designed by famous sculptor Biren Singha.

Inaugurating the museum, the state CM said the weavers engaged in preparing handloom items should adapt to the use of latest technology.

He added that the state government is making all efforts to develop the villages, and to ensure full support to the weavers in the region.

He also announced establishment of a yarn bank by next year. Weavers would be provided yarn at subsidised rates from this bank, he said.

The State Handloom and Textiles Minister Pranati Phukan, who praised Sualkuchi weavers for their exquisite work that has brought pride to the state, said it is essential to preserve the textile industry, but alongside mechanisation of the industry is also equally important.

GMDA Chief Executive Officer M Angamuthu also assured his full support to the inhabitants of the village.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Feb 2017

Incentives would spur jobs: New ASSOCHAM president

Further incentives for investment into manufacturing, IT,...

Information Technology | On 23rd Feb 2017

Lectra unveils supply chain programme for fashion industry

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated ...

Textiles | On 23rd Feb 2017

Gujarat govt announces Rs 1,000 cr package for MSMEs

In its state budget for 2017-18, the Gujarat government has announced ...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search