Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Reviving the art of weaving sungudi sarees
Reviving the art of weaving sungudi sarees
May '11
A 15-day training programme on 'Revival of Sungudi', jointly conducted by the World Crafts Council (WCC) and Crafts Council of India (CCI) has been successfully completed in Madurai.

In his valedictory address at the end of the training programme, Rohit Bhardwaj, Joint Director, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Union Ministry of Textiles, has assured that all efforts would be taken to support and preserve the art of making 'sungudi' sarees.

The Ministry of Textiles could provide funding, but non-governmental agencies need to play a vital role if the art of weaving 'sungudi' sarees is to be revived. The NGOs can initiate steps to support the craft which is unique to Madurai region and has been languishing in the recent years.

The aim of the 15-day programme was to make craftsmen get better returns so that the craft can be sustained. The aim was also to provide training in making new products, upgrading skills, and enabling the weavers to gain access to more markets.

Besides the 15-day training programme, the WCC and CCI have initiated several measures including a survey, sample production sessions spread over six months, test marketing and exhibition.

The unique pattern of 'Sungudi' sarees is popular in several parts of the country, especially in the northern States.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 29th Mar 2017

Li & Fung introduces new 3-year plan 2017-2019

Li & Fung Limited has outlined its next Three-Year Plan (2017-2019)...

Courtesy: Carrington

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Carrington Workwear signs JV with TMG Textiles

Carrington Workwear, one of the largest producers of workwear fabrics ...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Jabong launches Aeropostale on its platform

Jabong has added leading American high-street fashionwear brand,...

Interviews View All

C Kamatchisundaram

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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

March 2017

March 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