Silk Roots exhibition opens at Sikh village

Silk Roots exhibition opens at Sikh villageSilk Roots exhibition opens at Sikh village
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A unique exhibition of Organic content clothes like silk sarees, suits and stolls from Bihar is underway at Sri Raja Rajeswari Gardens here. This is the third time the exhibition has come to the city.

Sikh Village: A unique exhibition of Organic content clothes like silk sarees, suits and stolls from Bihar is underway at Sri Raja Rajeswari Gardens here. This is the third time the exhibition has come to the city. This time, works over 80 national award-winning and renowned artisans from silk industry across from 10 states are on display. From Karnataka, one is spoilt for choice with cream Silk, Georgette Silk, Aerini Silk and printed sarees.

Tamil Nadu artistes have brought the renowned Kanjiveram silk sarees and designer fancy sarees. Artistes from the neighbouring Telugu State hail from such famous areas like Dharmavaram, Uppada, Godwal, Mangalagiri and Pochampalli and present their dextrous skills through captivating exhibits. One cannot but look forward to varied varieties from UP such as Lakhnavi Chicken, Galwari Silk, Jamdani, Jamwar Silk and Siphon Silk.

Maharashtra artists have brought their Paithani Sarees, designer dress material, while those from Punjab seek to steal hearts of Secunderabadis with Patiala dress materials. Odisha works range from traditional Sambalpuri, Ikkat, Bomakai sarees to handloom silk cotton. Chhattisgarh artistes have pleasing colours of silk sarees, Kosa Silk, Tusser suit and Dupatta.

While Maheshwari Chanderi Silk, Sarees and Suit from Madhya Pradesh vie for your attention, West Bengal artists too are in the fray with Baluchari, Dhaka Masali, Gichha sarees, boutique sarees, Kantha sarees, Pashmina shawls and suits. The famous Muga and Eri Silk Sarees from Assam, Shinon Silk, Tebi Silk printed sarees, pashmina Shawls and suits from Jammu and Kashmir, Kota silk, hand block print dress and sarees are also on display. The exhibition is open from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm.

The exhibition looks a microcosm of Indian culture and its resplendent variety when it comes to cloths and clothes. It is a visual treat for the denizens to savour and patronise the rich heritage of India from across the country, says Silk Roots Exhibition director Sajid Ali. The fair draws to a close on April 16.

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