REVIEW FOR SRAVANAMASAM SARI MELA - HANDLOOM SARIS BY LEPAKSHI
Lepakshi's latest is a 3-week exhibition of saris, titled Sravanamasam Sari Mela, by the Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium at Gunfoundry. Various handmade & block-printed saris and dress material from different places in the country will be up for sale at the mela. A discount of 10% can be availed of, too.
Little was known about the printed Indian cotton before the archaeological findings at Fostat near Cairo. Fragments of printed Indian cotton which was supposed to have been exported in the 18th century from the Western shores of India were unearthed from this location. A study of some of these Fostat finds in 1938 by Pfster, who traced them back to India, brought to light evidence of a tradition of those fabrics that were actually block-printed and resist-dyed with indigo. This exhibition showcases some of the best of that legacy.
Lepakshi is a name synomous with handicrafts. It believes in development and promotion of handicrafts across India. It undertakes marketing of handicrafts on behalf of artisans, and also promotes and establishes showrooms, organizes exhibitions, gives wide publicity for handicrafts, and undertakes welfare activities for the benefit of artisans.
Please contact 23235028/23212902 for further details.