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Crafts from every corner

The Crafts Council of India is organising a two-day exhibition from today



Attractive array... at the fair

IT WILL be the coming together of myriad textile traditions of the country under one roof when an exhibition, organised by the Crafts Council of India, opens today at Hotel Chola Sheraton on Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.

Saris, fabrics and jewellery will vie for attention at the exhibition, which is an annual event.

Some of the highlights are the unusual hand-painted batik and iban ikat dupattas, stoles, sarongs and saris by Edric Ong's Sarawak, elegant kota saris by Likayat Ali, Kashmiri embroidered fabrics by Bashir Ahmad Jan, Benares' world famous pink enamel and Victorian jewellery in traditional and contemporary patterns by Raman's Creations and, jadau, kundan and antique jewellery from Siddhi Jewels, Jaipur.

Besides these, one can also pick up ethnic silver filigree jewellery handcrafted by Uttam Kar, Chanderi saris designed by M. I. Karigar, silk and cotton ikkats from Meher Handlooms, embroidered fabrics and saris from Delhi's Mayura Kumar, chiffons and georgettes from Molly Designs, block prints from Anita Prints and natural dyed saris and dress materials from Weavers Studio.

The other participants include Back to Nature (beaded jewellery), Kamakshee Creations (ghagra cholis), Kamayani (Ajraks, Chanderis and Maheswaris), Lalita Jalan (brocade and handbags) and Sangeeta Kilachand (linen and accessories).

What's more, some of the master craftsmen will be present at the venue to demonstrate their weaving and printing techniques.

The exhibition is open on September 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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