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Handloom Week 09 begins from Dec 21
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Dec '09
Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), New Delhi has decided to celebrate Handloom Week '09 during December 21-27, 2009, all over the country.

Handloom Week '09 will be celebrated through a slew of Expos being conducted in Delhi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bhillai, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bangalore, Puri, Kannur, Tirupathi, Dimapur, Sibsagar, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Patna.

Agencies like EDI, ACASH, NHDC, Weavers Service Centres, State Handloom Development Corporations and Federation have all put up these Expos throughout the country during the Handloom Week '09.

Besides, each Weavers' Service Centre and regional offices of NHDC shall organize various awareness programmes, buyer-sellers meet, dyeing & design workshop, health camps etc. HEPC shall also organize workshops at Panipat and Chennai.

Recently, the President of India Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil had released a set of four special postage stamps on Traditional Indian Textiles at Rashtrapati Bhavan. These stamps denote four stamps of denomination worth Rs. 5/- each depicts Varanasi Brocade, Kanchipuram Silk, Kalamkari and Apa Tani Weaves, the famed traditional Indian handloom textiles.

Ministry of Textiles, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and Textiles Committee, Mumbai are making special efforts for development of handlooms in India, which require not only institutional by consumer support and hand holding.

Such efforts to develop and market traditional Indian handloom textiles and silks by conducting expos, buyer-seller meets, reverse buyer-seller meets, trade fairs etc., will go in a long way in its branding and promotion, which are known for weavers' creativity and artistry besides displaying making eco friendliness and competitively priced products.

Weavers from all parts of the country will display their creations in cotton, silk (eri, muga, tassar, mulberry) other natural blends and get direct opportunity to interact with buyers from within India and abroad.These products are tagged with Handloom Mark indicating that they are made by hand looms and not powerlooms, and are genuine.

Products to be showcased will comprise of handloom and silk sarees, garments, gamchas, shawls, stoles, scarves, dupattas, other readymades, home furnishings including bedsheets and covers, fabrics, carpets, durries, rugs and mats, kitchen linen, hand towels and napkins etc.

Notably, only those products displaying Handloom Mark will be put up on display indicating their genuiness and origin.

Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms)

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