Artisans from the Gramin Hastkala Vikas Samiti are in Goa currently for National Silk Expo ongoing at the Taleigao Community Centre. For those who are in the market for exquisite weaves, this is the right time to check out the expo that ends today. The exhibition has varied weaves, ranging from Uppadas, Banaras silks, Gadwals, Dharmavaram, Jamdanis, Jamawars and Sambalpuris. For the non-saree wearer there is plenty on offer such as, dress materials, fashion jewelry, home furnishing, garment from different states.
Artisans from 14 handloom weaving states including Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal are at the expo displaying more than 1,50,000 variety of their work. The silk and cotton handloom products on display have a price range between Rs 500 and Rs two lakh at the upper end for exclusive hand crafted sarees.
Coimbatore silk, Kanjeewaram silk, crepe and georgettes from Bengaluru are some of the traditional handlooms at the expo. Besides there is tassar, kantha, Bhagalpur silk material for shoppers. Jayesh Kumar Gupta, the organizer of the expo said that the main objective of the exhibition was to promote weavers and provide a market to the handloom industry.