India Weaves-2008 kicks off in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Weavers from across the country are showcasing traditional handweaves and prints in the annual 14-day National Handloom Exposition which got underway here today.

Weavers from 170 handloom corporations, apex cooperatives, primary societies and NGOs from different states are exhibiting their traditional handweaves and prints at the exposition, a spokesman of the exposition said here.

Bed linen, tableware, upholstery, sarees, clothings, carpets, durries, shawls, kurta by weavers and tribal and remote areas are on display in the Fair being organised by the Assocation of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms, Union Ministry of Textiles, at Delli Haat in South Delhi. The fete would be open from 1030 hrs till 2200 hrs, he added.

Some of attractive textiles and fabric up for grabs are from some states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

It is one of the largest economic actitvities providing direct employment to over 65 lakh people engaged in weaving and allied activities.

Notably, a handloom corporation from Bhagalpur in Bihar is displaying a wide collection despite some of their weavers being hit by the Kosi river embankment flooding last month.


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