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Cool khadis are here

Whether you are a diehard Gandhian or just prefer the simple-yet-stunning range of khadi fabrics, the Dastkar Andhra exhibition-cum-sale (till June 21) is for you.


THOUGH THE scorching summer marched ahead, leaving us behind, fabrics like khadi and half-khadi that come with the season are still here. And, Dastkar Andhra (DA) brings to you those feel-good fabrics in an exhibition-cum-sale. While the certified range of khadi comes in natural dyes, half-khadi comes in popular moga border. The DA has been training five khadi sansthas in the State in natural dyeing over the last one year. Now, the DA design studio brings its first creations to the city before taking the show to the rest of the country.

Picking what is closest to your heart from the range of saris, shirting materials and dupattas might be a tough job, but not impossible, when colours like indigo are arrived at by dyeing in the traditional way in fermentation vats to retain their brightness forever. While pure khadi, a handloom woven fabric made from yarn, is hand-spun on different kinds of spinning machines, certified khadi is spun on hand-operated machines.


A range of saris and fabrics are made with mill-spun warp and hand-spun weft. Woollen durries can be made to order. The dyes used on the fabrics are naturally extracted from local plants like kadakkai, kattha, anaar, black from iron and jaggery and the incomparable blue of indigo. A non-toxic alizarin from a coal-tar base is used in the process.

To check out the natural fabrics, dyed still more naturally, check out the sale at Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Panjagutta, till June 21. For further details, contact DA on 27721735/ 55211577.

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