Ten -second takeaway

In its 23rd year, the Craft Council of India is bringing you sarees and exquisite weaves from all over India. And the good news? You get to directly buy exquisite weaves from travelling artisans and show some love to handcrafted designs and traditional textile techniques.

The saree state of affairs

Over 49 weavers look to impress you with sarees from every corner of the country. From Andhra Pradesh you’ll get Uppadas and Paithanis, tribal patterns and Ikat dyes from Orissa, opulent styles from Telangana’s Gadwal district, and Tussars from Bihar.

You can also drape yourself in rich Kanjivarams, Chanderis, hand-block Bagh prints from Madhya Pradesh, and Patolas from Rajkot that were once a favourite with the royals. For the ‘wow’ factor, the Craft Council has roped in master weavers such as Ram Kishore Chippa, a Padma Shri award winner who is famous for his elegant motifs in Bagru prints. Apart from sarees, the exhibition will also feature thread jewellry from Kaladera, and bespoke silver ornaments.

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Drapes for a cause

The Craft Council of India will use proceeds from the event to fund its various non-profit initiatives. This includes setting up old-age pension schemes for weavers while also extending health benefits to them. Revenues will also be redirected towards conducting workshops, seminars, and craft exhibitions.

Where: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, No 1, Kumara Krupa Road

When: October 2 – 6, 2015

Price: INR 950 upwards for sarees

Contact: +91 9845041999

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