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Reviving the art of weaving sungudi sarees
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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

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