Abhivridhi, an association assisting artisans and weavers at Hootagalli in city, has organised Silk India-2013, an expo of silk products at Nanjaraj Bahadur Choultry in city from Oct. 23 to 28 from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, to showcase Pure Silk, Silk Cotton and Silk products for the citizens of Mysore.

T. Abhinand, Chief Executive, Abhivridhi, speaking to Star of Mysore said that due to demand from the public and the coming Diwali festival, the expo is being organised in which various Silk Saree Weavers, Handloom Clusters and Silk Co-operative Societies will exhibit and also sell their products at more than 40 stalls with dust free ambience set up at the venue and added that the intention of the organisation is to make the products accessible directly to the customers from the weavers and artisans, without the middlemen.

He said that Himachal Silk Sarees, Crepe Silk Sarees, Shifon Silk Sarees, Tassar Silk Sarees and suit, Kanchi Silk, Designer fancy Sarees, Dharmavaram Silk Sarees, Handloom Silk Cotton Sarees, Silk Blend Sarees and Stole, Silk Shawls, Silk Blends Fabrics, Uppada, Godwal Silk Sarees, Hand Block Print Sarees, Suit and Silk Bed Covers, Designer ware & Border, Laces, Kurtis, Hand Woven Matka and Assam Muga Fabrics, Apoorva Silk Sarees, Baluchuri Sarees, embroidered designer silk sarees and dress materials, Bhagalpur suits, Printed Silk Sarees, Reshmi plain and Butti Sarees, Karnataka Silk Sarees, Maheswari, Chanderi Silk Sarees and Suit, Kota silk, Mulberry silk, Banaras Jamdani, Hand-woven Sarees will be on display and also for sales and added that as all the products at the Silk Mela are being sold directly by the weavers at reasonable prices.

Abhinand said that Banaras Jamdani Saree from Varanasi priced at Rs. 1.5 lakh will be on display and sale at the venue.

Speaking about varieties of silk, Abhinand said that 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 silkworms fed on organically grown trees. Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh are the three States where Tassar and Muga are produced.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore