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Old method of silk sari weaving, Mupbhagam revived

10
Mar '07
CHENNAI:
Handlooms and Textiles Department launched a silk sari variety `Mupbhagam' on Thursday with the purpose of commemorating International Women's Day as well as revival of the long-forgotten design.

The sari was launched at Loom World showroom by danseuse Chitra Visweswaran.

The sari was designed in a way as if it was divided in three parts with borders being of same colour and middle portion of another colour. The price of the sari ranged between Rs.4,000 and Rs.5,000.

The long forgotten exclusive design was developed during the reign of King Achuthappa of Vijayanagar has now been revived by Kancheepuram Arignar Anna Silk Weavers Co-operative Society, officials said.

Development of this design earned the Master Craftsmen Weaver National Award in 2004 for adopting old method of silk weaving.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Loom World showrooms will offer usual discount and additional special discount of two percent on silk and five percent on cotton materials would be offered till March 14.


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