Sheer style: One of Vidhi Singhania's creations
EACH SARI will be one-of-a-kind at the exhibition to be organised at Hotel Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road, on March 4 and 5 by the Crafts Council of India. The collection includes Benarasi, Kota, Uppada, Kalamkari, Venkatagiri, Mangalagiri, Bengal muslin, Jamdhani, chiffon, georgette and silk.
While some saris have ikat and brocade weaves, others are embellished with hand block printing, kantha, chikan and zari work. Many master craftspersons will be showcasing the sari traditions of the country Ramanad Basak's collection of Jamdhani muslin saris, Derewala's Bagru natural dyed block printed saris, Harilal Meher's ikat saris, Vidhi Singhania's Kota saris, Kausalya Appa Rao's 120 count Mangalagiri saris and Takdera Sakina Begum's kanta embroidered creations.
Besides, accessories such as chic evening bags and semi-precious jewellery from Jaipur will be part of the display.
The Crafts Council of India is a non-profit organisation, working for the welfare of craftspersons and the development of handicrafts. The funds collected from the exhibition will go towards various welfare schemes for craftspersons initiated by the CCI.
The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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