Hyderabad: Offering a wide range of textiles from different States across the country, the National Handloom Exhibition was thrown open to the public at NTR Stadium. Telangana State Handlooms and Textiles director Shailaja Ramaiyer inaugurated the 18-day expo which will remain open till March 16. More than 100 stalls have come up at the venue, with weavers and organisations belonging to handloom clusters across the country bringing their choicest products under one roof for the customers.
Latest designer wear, woven on advanced handloom products from various places will be available for the buyers in this expo. Handloom products like carpets, decoratives, and sarees made at Uppada, Banarus, Venkatagiri, Madhavaram, Dharmavaram, Pochampalli, Gadwal besides Punjabi dress material will be available. Ponduru cotton furnishing, lungis, panchas, bed sheets and various handloom products from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and other places are also available at the expo
Speaking on the occasion, Shailaja Ramaiyer said the State government was extending several welfare programmes for handloom workers and weavers in the State under programmes like Chenetha Mitra. “The exhibition is part of our efforts to provide a better market for handloom weavers in the State. We request people to visit the exhibition and encourage the weavers by purchasing some handlooms and textiles,” she said.
In view of the recent fire accident during Numaish, she stated that they were well-equipped to deal with such accidents and necessary permissions have been obtained from the government.