An ad for a popular handloom store in the city reads: "Great Grandma. Grandma.
Ma. You. Our weaves are a tradition." If you've ever been to the store in question,
or indeed any other handloom store, you'll know what to make of that ad - saris
so expensive, it'll take four generations to pay for them.
But here a deal that's sweet. Indigenous weavers from all over the state have come together to eliminate the middleman and give you some pretty neat discounts on their handlooms. Pochampally, Gadwal, Dharmavaram, Narayanpet, Venkatagiri and other much-coveted textiles, in saris and dress material, will be at the exhibition. Tie-and-dye material will also feature at the show, as will cotton bed linen, shirts and even dhotis.
Perhaps they'll have some tie-and-dye dhotis as well. Difficult to get much cooler than that.
Please contact the A P Cooperative Union at 2323-4148 for further details.