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Chennai: For the love of craft: 8 states, Tamil Nadu come together

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 22, 2018, 6:00 am IST
Updated Dec 22, 2018, 6:00 am IST
Silk Mark of India Chennai, textiles committee and HEPC exhibited various handlooms for the support.
The handloom industry surprisingly is the largest industry next to agriculture in India.
 The handloom industry surprisingly is the largest industry next to agriculture in India.

Chennai: As one felt the threads with their fingers at the National Handloom Expo conducted by Co-Optex at Kalaivanar Arangam, every piece of fabric from the exquisite tapestries to the household kitchen clothes has a palpable authenticity to it.

With over 42 stalls brimming with hand-woven clothing from weaving centres across not only Tamil Nadu and eight other states, but also Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry are also exhibiting their own respective ethnic handloom products. The handloom industry surprisingly is the largest industry next to agriculture in India. The expo conducted under the aegis of the Development Commissioner of Handlooms, Government of India, New Delhi, by the department of handlooms and Co-Optex aims at preserving the vanishing but rich tradition and craft of handwoven clothing and to support the weavers in villages who are greatly benef

 

itte from such exhibitions and government support."40 per-cent of the profit from every product goes directly to the viewers. We assist them in marketing their products and act as a shock absorber for the financial fluctuations of the trade" said T. N. Venkatesh, IAS, MD of Co-Optex. A theme pavilion organised by Weavers' service Centre Chennai. Silk Mark of India Chennai, textiles committee and HEPC exhibited various handlooms for the support.

As one felt the threads with their fingers at the National Handloom Expo conducted by Co-Optex at Kalaivanar Arangam, every piece of fabric from the exquisite tapestries to the household kitchen clothes has a palpable authenticity to it.

With over 42 stalls brimming with hand-woven clothing from weaving centres across not only Tamil Nadu and eight other states, but also Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry are also exhibiting their own respective ethnic handloom products. The handloom industry surprisingly is the largest industry next to agriculture in India. The expo conducted under the aegis of the Development Commissioner of Handlooms, Government of India, New Delhi, by the department of handlooms and Co-Optex aims at preserving the vanishing but rich tradition and craft of handwoven clothing and to support the weavers in villages who are greatly benef

itte from such exhibitions and government support."40 per-cent of the profit from every product goes directly to the viewers. We assist them in marketing their products and act as a shock absorber for the financial fluctuations of the trade" said T. N. Venkatesh, IAS, MD of Co-Optex. A theme pavilion organised by Weavers' service Centre Chennai. Silk Mark of India Chennai, textiles committee and HEPC exhibited various handlooms for the support.

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