Statistics reveal that more than 20 percent of the total cloth being produced
in India comes from the handloom industry. Next to agriculture, handloom is the
largest source of livelihood for a vast majority of people from rural India. These
hand-made products are marketed by social workers/groups and non-governmental
organizations, and Dastakar Andhra is one such NGO.
The ongoing exhibition is displaying cotton products made by the handloom weavers of the state. Priced very affordably, these dresses in cotton are the best wear for summer. The products include running yardage, coordinated three pieces, salwar-kameezes, duppattas, saris, khadi dress material, kalmkari dupattas, and fabric with zari border, woven border, checks and stripes. Plain fabric is available too.
The dress materials have been prepared with dyed yarn, vegetable and mineral dyes, and weaved later, presenting a fully natural and eco-friendly wear. The fabrics and dress materials come in the range of Rs. 60 to Rs. 1,500. The fabrics for men include khadi and cotton shirt material and kurtas.
For more information, please call Supriya at 5531-1577.