TILUNA to exhibit massive embroidery work

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Tiruchirapalli, Sep 26 (UNI) Aiming an entry into the Limca Book of Records, the Tiruchi Innovative Ladies United Needlework Association (TILUNA) will exhibit an embroidery work on 1,150 canvas pieces, each depicting Asia's biggest temple tower at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam, here on October 6.

TILUNA Chairperson Usha Sridhar said as many as 900 volunteers took over nine years to complete the work on the canvas pieces.

She said the volunteers included 83-year-old Lakshmi Bai of Thennur, who stitched 36 pieces.

While the canvas and needles were provided by Madura Coats and Pony Needles respectively, the association purchased embroidery threads worth Rs 6 lakh.

TILUNA Secretary G K Krishnaveni said the association was planning to complete works on 3,000 pieces and launch a website for larger participation and more financial support.

Apart from setting new records, the main aim of the association was to establish or support a vocational training centre for disabled children using the proceeds from the sale of the canvas pieces, she added.

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