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Cotton handloom and handcrafts exhibition to be held in Chennai

CHENNAI: As the mercury rises, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe with fabrics that can breathe. Head to ‘Cool Cotton’ – an eleven-day exhibition of cotton handloomand handcrafts by Central Cottage Industries Emporium India Ltd in Chennai. The exhibition showcases cotton saris, dress material, kurtis and home linen. It will also showcase jewellery, paintings and handicrafts from all over India.
The handloom saris on exhibit are sourced from Odisha, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Bhaglapur. “The exhibition aims at contributing to the Indian handloom and handicrafts sector by enabling direct participation of the artisans and weavers from across the country. Around 25 artisans are participating and since many of them do not have the means to market their products, we help them do it with this platform,” says Mahendra Kumar Behera, manager of the showroom.
Titled ‘Cool Cotton’, the exhibition will be held at Central Cottage Industries Emporium showroom, Temple Towers, 672, Anna Salai, Nandanam, till May 14.