The onset of the wintry months can be bad news only to the silk worms. For all
else, the festive season and then the marriage season present great opportunities
for acquiring some great new saris or some big cash, depending on which side of
the counter they are on. Here's a sale where there's practically every variety
of silk that you can think of.
The Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh, a voluntary organization working for the benefit of craftsmen and the revival of crafts in the handicraft and the handloom sector, is organizing a sale of saris and textiles for a 4-day period.
Exquisite textiles from all over the country will be on display here during the
exhibition. Items on sale from the northern states of India include Benaras saris,
Kashmiri shawls, Chikan and Phulkari. Bandhini from Rajasthan,
Patolas from Gujarat and their look-alikes from Pochampali and Orissa too
comprise some of the wares for sale. From Bengal the crafts include Dacai Tangail,
Batiks, Kanthas and Phulias.
A range of textiles from Andhra Pradesh like silks from Armoor, Narayanpet, Siddipet,
Sangareddy, Peddapuram, Gadwal, Venkatagiri, Kalamkari and Mangalagiri will also
be on display. Kanchipurams, Mangalgiri, Uppada, Kasutis, Bhagalpur, Chanderi
and Maheshwari are the other crafts on display.
Apart from the above, terra-cota and silver and temple jewelry will be available.
Please contact 323-0105/651-0222 for further details.