India is the number one producer of silk in the world for which there is a huge demand both in the national as well as international markets. Different varieties of silk are reared based on climatic and geographic conditions of which only four, namely Tassar, Eri, Mulberry and Muga, are the prominent ones. Tassar and Muga are wild varieties of silk cultivated by silk worms fed on organically grown trees. Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh are the three States where Tassar and Muga are produced.
On the occasion of Varamahalakshmi festival, ‘Hastashilpi’ has organised a five-day ‘Silk India -2017’ at Hotel Southern Star on Vinoba Road in city from July 5 to 9.
“Various Silk Saree Weavers, Handloom Clusters and Silk Co-operative Societies will showcase their products in exposition. The intention of organising ‘Silk India’ is to make accessible the products directly to the customers, without the moderator to the weavers and artisans,” said, Hastashilpi organiser T. Abhinand.
“Arini Silk Saris, Crepe & Georgette Silk Saris, Chiffon Silk Saris, Tassar silk sarees and suit, Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees & Wedding Saris, Designer fancy Saris, Darmavaram Silk Saris, Raw Silk & Tassar, Jute Silk Saris, Dhaka Silk Saris, Handloom Silk Cotton Saris, Silk Blends Saris & Stole, Silk Shawls, Uppada, Gadwal, Paithani Sarees, Mangalagiri & Pochampalli Silk Saris and much many more products from across the country will be available at this silk expo,” he added.
Other than that, many silk products including Suit & Silk Bed Covers, Designer dress materials & Border, Lazes, Kurtis, Hand Woven Matka & Assam Muga Fabrics, Bhagalpur suits and Chanderi Silk Saris & Suit, will be on display at the expo.