Cotton and silk apart, the skilful handiwork of the weavers are also available on georgette, crepe, tussar and chiffon.
There is a profusion of kalamkari saris in mellow vegetable colours, the Banarasis in bright colours, Bhagalpur’s exquisitely woven matka silk fabric, Rajasthan’s Kota or Bengal’s Kantha stitch.
Looking at this year’s exhibition, it appears hand block prints on cotton and silk are doing well.
Motifs of Buddha’s and Durga’s face, dancing peacock or the mudras of bharatanatyam innovatively embellished are arousing much interest.
The cotton expo is also a good place for learning about the different types of weaves and prints the different regions of our country boasts of.
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