National Silk Expo is back in Chandigarh and it is a must visit this weekend!: Chandigarh is known for its love for the finer things in life. And Chandigarh is ready to welcome artisans and weavers for the National Silk Expo at Himachal Bhawan , Sector 28 B , Madhya Marg from 1st June – 6th June.
The 6-day National Silk Expo, from 1st June – 6th June was inaugurated today and will be open for visitors from 11am to 9pm. The Expo is organised by Gramin Hastkala Vikas Samiti, which was founded by a group of artisans, designers, social activists, academics and environmentalists, to promote exquisite traditional skill, cotton and creations of the weavers and encouraging them to be contemporary and economically relevant.
The Organizer of National Silk Expo, Jayesh Kumar Gupta said that the intention of the organization is to make quality silks accessible and sell the products directly to the customers from weavers and artisans without the middleman thereby providing a direct market to the hand-loom industry.
More than 100 designers and weavers are part of this season’s exhibition which includes designer clothes from each region of the country; the exhibition treats the consumers with a kaleidoscope of India’s colorful diversity and talent.
Artisans from 14 hand-loom weaving States are displaying more than 1,50,000 varieties of saris and dress materials of their work here for visitors to browse through and choose from. Saris with beautiful designs from their states stand as a testimony to the acumen of these weavers.
As India is the top producer of Silk in the world, we are portraying hand Block Print Saris, Suit & Silk Bed Covers, Designer dress materials & Borders, Lazes, Kurtis. The stalls also have Chanderi, Maheshwari, Kanjiwaram & Kosa Sarees while for the lovers of Pochampally Ikkat silks, there is an exclusive collection of Saris in varied hues from Andhra Pradesh. Weavers are also offering Gadwal and Dharmavaram variety of Saris.
Assam Munga silk, the most expensive on the show, is also available at reduced prices. The traditional Gathjoda and Patola collection of Saris from Gujarat carry the history of the place. Saris with intricate Madhubani print from Bihar are a highlight of the expo. Tussar silk, the soft fabric noted for its simplicity and colour combinations and hand embroidered Kantha silks are also available.
The Expo will attract customers to shop for Wedding occasions with the products available ranging from Rs.1000 to Rs.150000.
The uniqueness of the event lies in the fact that you will directly be purchasing from the weavers and artisans. They have traveled from 14 handloom weaving States including Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal.
Looking for more than just saris? Look no further because National Silk Expo has you covered. Traditional themed jewelry or furnishing items are all available here so you can leave with those shopping bags stuffed to the brim!
The expo is about more than just buying fancy jewelry and saris. It is about learning the weaving culture and about the lives of the artisans. Be sure to visit the expo soon, before it closes down on June 6 and you’ll be all set to celebrate upcoming Wedding, Festive & Summer Shopping & in some traditional ensemble!
It’s a golden opportunity to refresh your wardrobe and avail the mind-boggling discounts. The exhibition also takes visitors down a trip to weaving lane, where they will learn about some of the vintage techniques used in the process.