‘Vastra Utsav-2016’, a 10-day exhibition and sale of pure silk sarees and dress materials made by weavers of India would be organised by JSS Mysore Urban Haat on the occasion of Varamahalakshmi Festival from July 29 to August 7.
Customers will get an opportunity to buy various kinds of Indian handlooms / rural handicrafts made available under one roof directly from weavers and artisans. The main intention behind organising ‘Vastra Utsav-2016’ is to encourage weavers and artisans, local self-help groups, stree-shakthi sanghas, Khadi Gramodyog, local small scale industries as well as cottage industries to sell their products by providing a suitable marketing outlet.
The products will be displayed in the exhibition include Molakalmooru silk sarees, Ilakal sarees, Kasuthi sarees, Kanjivaram silk sarees, Dharmavaram silk sarees, organic Tassar silk sarees, crepe silk, Georgette silk, Arini silk, Paithani sarees, Patiala dress materials, Sambhalpuri, Ikkat, Bomkai saree, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Baluchari, Dhaka masala, Gicha saree, Kantha, Mega and Eri silk sarees.
This apart, Chinon silk, Pashmina shawls, Kota silk, hand block printed kurtis, Pochampalli sarees, Ghadwal, handloom dresses, silk and cotton sarees, ready-made dress materials, household articles, designer handbags, artificial jewelleries, pottery items, leather and wooden toys and dolls, rosaries made of Rudrakshi and other beads, ornaments worn by tribals, bed sheets and covers, Channapatna dolls, pitchers made of mud, flower pots and various other decorative items will be up for grabs.
The prices have been fixed to be within the easy reach of everyone. Visitors can also look for several environmental friendly and trendy new items displayed.