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Go Ethnic This Summer With Breezy Ikats, Chanderis & More At This Textile Show

Mridula posted on 5th April

What Is It?

Summer is here and so is The Craft Council of India’s Textile Show that is all set to happen this Friday; get your hands on plenty of fabrics like ikat, chanderi, uppada and more all under one roof. Find works by talented designers from across the country featuring beautiful ethnic wear all woven by remote artisans. And if you’re a saree-totting Chennaite, you could also choose from their range of eri silk, kasavu, chanderi and maheshwari fabrics just to name a few! Apart from contemporary and handwoven sarees, the Textile Show is also the place to be for those of you looking for stoles, dupattas, rumaals and other block print fabrics. Look out for Jyoti Reddy’s Ereena, Rastogi Banarasi Silk House and Vivek Narang for all this and more.

Who Is It For?

For anyone who loves ethnic wear in gorgeous designs, this show is for you. And now that summer is here, we sure love our cooling earthy Indian fabrics, don’t we? Pick yourself some edgy cottons and also stock up your wardrobe with the best of these unique and traditional textiles, brought to you from the various fabric hubs of the country.

Why Should I Go For It?

Because it’s going to be a fabric wonderland! Special shout out to Madhu Jain‘s Ikat Sarees which will be on display. Madhu presents the season’s most favourite print – ikat with a twist. Known to be the world’s first ikat silk fabric made out of bamboo, her collection is earthy and even consists of lost embroidery work like the Dhaka Muslin and nakshikantha. How cool is this?

Now for those of you looking to give classic silk saris a break, there is a super pretty Bandhej corner by Riddhi Jain and also Kutchi handloom sarees by Chaman Premji Vankar to shop from. Yes, from Andhra Uppadas to Kutchi and Banarasi silks, we are looking forward to get the best of every corner of the country, under one roof at this Textile Show. There are even Kerala sarees by Usha Devi Balakrishna’s Anka collection, if you’re in the mood for some inspiration from the South.

We also hear that Dosaya Fab & Print will feature their trademark hand block prints at the Textile Show. Known to be around for 150 years now, their traditional prints and designs are worth checking out. Loads of comfortable cotton fabrics and natural dye prints dominated by brown, blue and white colours all the way from Jaipur will also be available at this upcoming show. Don’t miss!

When: Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7

Where: My Fortune, Chennai – Cathedral Road, Parthasarathypuram, Teynampet.

Timing: 10am to 7pm

Find them on Facebook here and the event here.

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