Do you know how silk is produced? Oh, forget it - here's where it is being sold.
The National Handloom Corporation Limited is organising the Silk Fab 2007 from 4th January, in which 12 states are displaying saris and dress material. The exhibition, on at Sri Satya Sai Nigamagamam, promises to be a treat for silk lovers.
There are 56 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 like 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.
This is the fourth year of the exhibition. The sales of last 3 years have constantly touched Rs. 2 crores, and the organisers are expecting more than that this year as the rich class have doubled. In addition to one-to-one sales, retailers and exporters place bulk orders at the exhibition. There is a discount of upto 20% being offered on the purchases.
The exhibition is open from 11:00am to 8:00pm everyday till 16th January. For further details, please contact National Handloom Development Corporation Limited at 2473-0668/2473-6845.