A Silk Mark Expo is being held at Sri Sathya Sai Nigamagamam from 30th December to 4th January. Organised by the Union Ministry of Textiles and Central Silk of India, in association with the Silk Mark of India,the expo provides a platform for silk lovers who care for the aesthetic value of silk, to come and experience the most premium silks showcased by the artisans hailing from far-flung weaving clusters of India.
There are about 45 stalls showcasing a wide range of fine Muga, Tussar, Banarasi, Venkatagiri, Gadwal, Kanjeevaram and many other varieties of silk, including kora, matka and paper silk. It also has kantha, embroidery, woven, block print, Madhubani and printed material silk fabrics. The stalls represent various states - Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal and Orissa. Bihar has the highest respresentation, with 12 stalls, as it has several belts of the region which depend entirely on silk for livelihood, like Madhuban and Bhagalpur.
The products are made available to the consumers with an assurance of purity and general quality under the Silk Mark label. On the other hand, upcoming silk manufacturers and traders, under the fold of Silk Mark, are provided with the much needed marketing avenue to showcase and sell their products to elite clients in the urban markets. Silk Mark, too, is benefited by way of increased visibility, educating silk consumers converging in large numbers, and a platform to interact with various stake holders of the silk industry.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact 2628-2114 / 2628-2117 for further details.