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CCIC organises 'Woven Wonders' to promote Indian handloom
Jun '13
In an endeavour to celebrate and promote the Indian handloom, the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd. is organising an exhibition-cum-sale of exclusive summer collection 'Woven Wonders' from 5th to 12th June, 2013 in CCIC's showroom here.

The celebration of ‘Woven Wonders’ in CCIC showroom envisages the handloom exhibition showcasing sarees, ready to wear, dress fabric, dupattas and home linen in Chanderi, Maheshwari and Ikat.

Chanderi, best-known handloom textile in India, made with mix of silk and cotton are known for their sheer texture, light weight and a glossy transparency that sets them apart from other textiles.

One of the unique collections of textile from Madhya Pradesh is Maheshwari. Maheshwari fabric which conjures up a picture of royal elegance, majestic in its designs, woven from silk and cotton fibres and embellished with gold zari in stripes and checks having a dual tone check, block, bagh print bearing tribal motifs are exceptional works.

Another famous textile from Andhra Pradesh is Ikat providing one of the richest handcrafted textiles in variety of fibres, cottons, silks and wool. One of the striking aspect of Ikat fabric is widespread existence of coarse count cotton, relatively weighty in stripes and checks.

The Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited (CCIC) retails authentic Indian Handlooms and Handicrafts through its showrooms in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. The products are being sourced from weavers, master weavers, artisans, craftpersons and master craftsmen and National Awardees, Shilp Gurus and clusters.

The emporium showcases the finest crafts from all over India under one roof ranging from sarees, ready to wear, furnishings, home linen accessories, exquisite sculptures, paintings, artefacts, metal ware, woodcraft, pottery, stoneware & marble craft, branded bankura silver, carpets, furniture, jewellery, craft items, herbal products and much more. Each product is unique reflecting the traditional myths, folklores, religious beliefs, cultural ethos and rich heritage of India.

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