Handloom Expo in Sualkuchi to begin tomorrow

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Guwahati, Nov 21 (UNI) The Assam Apex Weavers&Artisans Cooperative Federation Ltd (Artfed) will organise 'Sualkuchi Vastra Utsav'07', a handloom expo in collaboration with the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textile, from tomorrow.

Addressing a press conference here today, the Artfed Managing Director N N Rana Patgiri said the expo was being organised to boost the Indian Handloom sector, especially on silk weaving of Sualkuchi, near here.

It would also facilitate the buyers, visitors, tourists to purchase genuine hand-woven silk fabrics produced at Sualkuchi, besides creating awareness on silk weaving industries, Mr Patgiri added.

He further said it would facilitate potential handloom weavers to give exposition of their weaving techniques and hand-woven textile products.

Artfed has an annual export of Rs 12 crores of Muga and Mulbery silk products at Sualkuchi.

UNI

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