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Cool handlooms

Close on the heels of the exhibition organised by `Viswakarma', the Super Bazaar is once again playing host to a handloom exhibition. The present exhibition, being organised by the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, has brought together 30 handloom societies from 12 districts of the State.

A wide variety of saris from Chirala, Gadwal and Venkatagiri with prices ranging from Rs.160 to Rs.2,500, pure cotton zari saris from Payakaraopeta, Kalamkari bedsheets, towels and pillow covers are on display. APCO has put up a readymade garments stall which sells handloom garments, shirts, dresses, chudidhars and middies. Designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, the products are priced between Rs.160 and Rs.240.

Fine carpets from Warangal are available for prices ranging from Rs.300 to Rs.675. Lakshmi Devi and Meenakshi, who are products of the Apparel Training Centre in Anantapur district are displaying their works. The night dresses, nighties, and night pants for men stitched by them reflect their creativity. Some of the stalls are also selling children's wear and handbags.

The exhibition will be on till May 24.

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