Sutra Handicrafts from New Delhi will be exhibiting Chanderi sarees and co-ordinated salwar-kurta sets, from 29th July to 3rd August, at Daram.
The collection includes traditional woven Chanderi sarees, along with handblock prints from Bagru and Sanganer (Rajasthan) and Bagh (Madhya Pradesh). There are also Leheriya (tie & dye) sarees from Rajasthan and contemporary hand batik prints from Shantiniketan, West Bengal.
The town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh is famous for a 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, aimed at supporting the marketing of handloom products produced by groups of artisans.
Daram is a store dedicated exclusively to garments made from handloom fabric. An initiative of Dastkar Andhra (DA), the Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association (DAMA) and partner co-operatives, it is an effort to promote the handloom process with reasonable prices.
Daram is open on all days during the exhibition from 11am to 8pm. Please contact 2776-5503 for further details.