New Delhi, March 10: The Ministry of Textiles has put up an exclusive exhibition of handmade products made by woman artisans and weavers. Through this initiative, the 44 woman weavers and artisans get an opportunity to sell their products directly to customers. This is an exclusive exhibition of handmade products which will empower those who weave magic.
The exhibition has woman weavers of handloom products coming from Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Tripura. The fabrics in the handloom section include Eri Silk, Muga Silk, Gujarat Ikat, Kuchch Shawl, Pochampally Ikat, Kullu Shawl, Wangkheiphee, Tie & Dye Cotton Saree, Banarasi Saree, Kota Dorai Saree and Jamdani saree.
For the Handicraft section, there are women artisans from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, New Delhi, Rajasthan and Manipur. The range of products includes Pattachitra, Tie & Dye, Bead Jewellery, Crochet Lace, Kantha Embroidery, Embroidery, Thanjavur Glass Painting, Bell Metal, Shawl as Artware, Natural Fiber, Chikan Embroidery, Stone Craving, Doll Making, Cane & Bamboo Jewellery, Tribal Textiles, Wood carving, hand embroidery, leather craft, Madhubani Painting and Scratch Painting.
Interestingly, as a part of the celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, this exhibition was put up in order to empower the women of our nation. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma on Wednesday. However, the exhibition will be open for public from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, till 15 March 2017, at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi.