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Commencement of Silk Fab at Indore’s Basketball Complex on March 2, 2023

Silk Fab, an exclusive handloom exhibition commenced on 02nd March 2023 in Basketball Complex, Race Course Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Over the period of more than 2 decades, this exhibition is an initiative of the office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India through the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Ltd […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Mar 13, 2023 14:41 IST
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Silk Fab, an exclusive handloom exhibition commenced on 02nd March 2023 in Basketball Complex, Race Course Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Over the period of more than 2 decades, this exhibition is an initiative of the office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India through the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Ltd to provide direct access to the handloom weavers to market their products to consumers in various cities of India. The participants are from various State Government Bodies/ Apex Societies, Primary Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies/ Handloom Agencies. 60 agencies belonging to 05 states are participating.

The handloom sector is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. The handloom sector of India employs 35 lakh persons directly or indirectly which is next only to the agricultural sector in the country. The art of handloom weaving has traditional values attached to it and each region has exquisite varieties. The uniqueness of silk products such as Chanderi, Madhubani, Banarasi, Jamdani, Baluchari, Kosa Silk, to name a few attracts customers across the globe with exclusive weaves, designs and traditional motifs.

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The Government of India has launched the “Handloom Mark” scheme for handloom products, “Silk Mark” for genuinety of silk products and the “India Handloom Brand” scheme for branding of high-quality handloom products with zero defects and zero effect on the environment to encourage and give a distinct identity to the products, apart from highlighting the uniqueness of the products.  It also serves a guarantee for the buyer that the product being purchased is genuinety handwoven.  All the exhibitors at the Silk Fab have been encouraged to display the ‘Handloom Mark’, ‘Silk Mark’ and ‘India Handloom Brand’ tag on the products and thus aim to improve the earnings of the handloom weaver community.

The exhibition will be open to public from 11 am to 8 pm for fourteen days up to 15th March 2023. Handloom products drawn from some of the exotic locations of India are on display and sale at the exhibition. A brief list is given below: –

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·   Bihar Tussar, Giccha, Madhubani Painting
·   Chhattisgarh Tribal Work, Kosa Silk
·   Madhya Pradesh Chanderi Saree, Maheshwari Saree
·   Uttar Pradesh Tanchoi, Jamdani, Jamawar, Banarasi Brocade (Banarasi)
·   West Bengal Baluchari, Kantha, Tangail, Jamdani

For further information please contacts NHDC; E-mail: nhdcsilkfab@gmail.com; Phone: 0120-2329600

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First published on: Mar 09, 2023 11:38 PM IST

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