Sircilla weaver interlaces Indian map on silk cloth

Hyderabad: Yeldhi Hariprasad, a young weaver from Rajanna Siricilla district is contributing to the Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration in a unique and his own style. His latest work on a silk cloth displays the Indian map in tri colour, followed by the national anthem in Telugu script. The art work is done completely by weaving and without a stitch and use of paint.

Hariprasad told DC that it took a total of around 45 hours to complete the work. He started weaving on August 8 and completed on August 13. “ The entire nation and state is celebrating this event. I wanted to contribute through the art form I knew. I hope that it inspires many to celebrate Independence day in a more meaningful way,” he said.

Azadi to the weavers in the district according to Hariprasad is around 4,000 weavers and women from the district, benefitted with the flag making work. Because of this flag making work, families of these 4,000 people have also benefited. “ Above all, the flags distributed by the government to every home in the state, are manufactured in Siricilla, gives us more satisfaction and also gives us a feel of contribution to this Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” added Hariprasad.

His present work on a silk cloth is made of 200 grams of silk thread. It has images of women bowing on the border made with Zari threads and the Indian Map in tricolour in the centre, followed by the national anthem in Telugu script.

Known for his creating works on the handloom, Hariprasad had in the past woven on silk images of Gandhiji with the Charkha, Konda Laxman Bapuji, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, silk saree which can fit in a match box, among many of his works. He also won an award from the state Government in the year 2018.

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