Monday, July 26, 2010

Chanderi sarees exhibition

dāram brings to Hyderabad a range of Chanderi sarees and co-ordinated salwar kurta sets from Sutra Handicrafts, New Delhi.

Dates: July 29 (Thursday) to August 3 (Tuesday)

The town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, is famous for this unique fabric that is a combination of silk (warp) and cotton (weft). Zari is also extensively used in these weaves that were patronised by royalty for their fragile lightness, pastel hues and intricate motifs inspired by nature and the stunning temples of the town.

Sutra Handicrafts was created by the Foundation for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Clusters with a strong belief that there is the need to support the marketing of handloom products produced by groups of artisans.

The collection being presented at daram includes the traditional woven Chanderi sarees along with handblock prints from Bagru and Sanganer in Rajasthan) and Bagh in Madhya Pradesh. The sarees are also available in Leheriya (Tie & Dye) from Rajasthan and contemporary hand batik prints from Shantiniketan, West Bengal.